Forced to lie: Kagame killed Presidents Habyarimana and Ntaryamira

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By Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, former RPF Secretary General, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States, and Chief of Staff for President Paul Kagame. Source: Facebook

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On October 1, 2011 Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, finally told the world that for sure, Paul Kagame ordered the killing of Presidents Habyarimana and Ntaryamira.  Dr. Rudasingwa believes that the “truth cannot wait for tomorrow, because the Rwandan nation is very sick and divided, and cannot rebuild and heal on lies.”  He wrote:

“On April 6, 1994, at 8:25 p.m., the Falcon 50 jet of the President of the Republic of Rwanda, registration number “9XR-NN”, on its return from a summit meeting in DAR-ES-SALAAM,Tanzania, as it was on approach to Kanombe International Airport in KIGALI, Rwanda, was shot down. All on board, including President Juvenal Habyarimana, President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi, their entire entourage and flight crew died….

The truth must now be told. Paul Kagame, then overall commander of the Rwandese Patriotic Army, the armed wing of the Rwandese Patriotic Front, was personally responsible for the shooting down of the plane. In July, 1994, Paul Kagame himself, with characteristic callousness and much glee, told me that he was responsible for shooting down the plane. Despite public denials, the fact of Kagame’s culpability in this crime is also a public “secret” within RPF and RDF circles. Like many others in the RPF leadership, I enthusiastically sold this deceptive story line, especially to foreigners who by and large came to believe it, even when I knew that Kagame was the culprit in this crime.”

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