Fare thee well Patrick Mazimhaka

By IGIHE
On 30 January 2018 at 02:26

Patrick Kayumbu Mazimhaka, has, today, been laid to rest. The former Minister in the Office of the President and former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union’s African Commission, was one of Rwanda’s leading political figures during the liberation struggle.

It was in the morning of the 25th January 2018, that the news of the death of the seasoned politician, diplomat and academician were announced.

He passed away at 70 at a hospital in India, due to some complications after a surgery.

Patriotic to the core, he’s among the people who had the idea of founding RANU (which came to be RPF Inkotanyi) in 1979.

In April 1992, he took part in the discussions of the Arusha Accords, the peace agreement between Habyarimana’s government and the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF).

The group that represented RPF Inkotanyi in the Arusha Accords in Tanzania was Patrick Mazimhaka; Lt. Gen Charles Muhire, an Ex-AirForce General; Brig. Gen Andrew Rwigamba who came to lead the National Police of Rwanda; Pasteur Bizimungu who came to be the President of Rwanda [1994-2000] and the researcher Tom Ndahiro.

The religious ceremonies were held in the Anglican church located in Kibagabaga
Many were there to send their farewells to late Patrick Mazimhaka
Patrick Mazimhaka died at the age of 70

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