The Minister of Defense, Gen James Kabarebe has said that theft and intention to overthrow Rwanda government to commit genocide is the main cementing factor of the friendship between French judges and Kayumba Nyamwasa.
He said this on Sunday holding as he talked to 200 members of Genocide Survivors Students Association (AERG) in Rwamagana district.
Minister Kabarebe made the comments in reference to two French judges, Jean-Marc Herbaut and Nathalie Poux who have recently announced a bid to reopen the investigation on the shooting of the airplane of ex-president Habyarimana Juvenal.
It was followed by the testimony of Kayumba Nyamwasa who accused Rwanda leaders of involvement in the shooting.
The investigation was preceded by the previous one of 2006 by Judge Jean Louis Bruguière which accused nine people including Kayumba of involvement in the plane shooting. Today, Kayumba Nyamwasa has been accorded space to express his concerns where he attributed the case to others.
“You must know that strength to commit genocide is full.You know that French people have reopened investigations, what are the reasons to reopen these cases? They are only meant to change the administration,” he said.
“What they did is going to South Africa to seek a thief like Kayumba for advice. I don’t know what they promised him; whether money or not since he realized that his wars are nonsense, they said ‘so, attribute the case of 40 officers said to shoot down the plane of Juvenal Habyarimana to Kagame, Kabarebe and Kayonga,” said Kabarebe.
Minister Kabarebe asked them to keep awake and resist people intending to discriminate Rwandans.
“If you survived and have no feeling to resist such negative ideas, you would have survived for nothing. Can you survive to see your future children killed? That would be useless,” he said.
- The Minister of Defense, Gen James Kabarebe