Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kagame media reports arrest of "suspect" who confesses to murdering journalist to avenge 1994 genocide crime

Slain Rwandan journalist John Leonard Rugambage.

The self-described "Government Supporting Daily, The New Times," a.k.a. Kagame Media, reports that an unnamed suspect has confessed to murdering journalist Jean Leonard Rugambage, after Rugambage reported that Rwandan President Paul Kagame had ordered the assassination attempt on exile Rwandan General Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa on June 19th.

The New Times reports that the suspect "told Police that he was avenging the death of a family member, who was allegedly killed by Rugambage during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi."   I imagine the "suspect"---if he exists---will enjoy a very comfortable early retirement.

If a C02 explosion from Lake Kivu kills everyone on both the Rwanda and Congo sides, thanks to Kagame's careless natural gas drilling, he and his "Government Supporting Daily," The New Times, will no doubt say that the lake finally blew to avenge 1994 genocide crime against the Tutsi.

Here's the news, in Rwanda's "Government Supporting Daily, The New Times,"  dutifully reproduced on AllAfrica.com, headquartered in Washington D.C.:






Government Supporting Daily


Man confesses to killing journalist
By Our reporter

Internal Security Minister, Fazil Musa Harelimana
KIGALI - One of the suspects arrested in connection with the Thursday night killing of Jean Leonard Rugambage, a local Journalist, has confessed to committing the crime, Internal Security Minister, Musa Fazil Harelimana, said yesterday.

Speaking at the monthly Presidential news conference, Harelimana said that the suspect told Police that he was avenging the death of a family member, who was allegedly killed by Rugambage during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The suspect, who also led investigators to the scene where he buried the pistol allegedly used in the murder, accused Rugambage of killing his brother who used to work for Banque Populaire in Kamonyi, Southern Rwanda, before the Genocide.

According to a Police statement released Sunday, Rugambage was once charged by Gacaca courts, was imprisoned for a period of three years, but later released in 2007.

Investigations into the case continue.

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