Idamange, 42, hailing from Kamonyi district has been for the past few weeks using social media platforms to trivialize the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She once said that remains of genocide victims laid at different memorials ‘have become a business’.
The mother whose university studies were sponsored by the Fund for Support to Genocide Survivors (FARG) has been featuring in YouTube channel talk shows pronouncing words that are said to incite public disorder and trivialize the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Following these acts, Rwanda National Police (RNP) jointly with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) arrested her on 15th February 2021 for investigation.
During an exclusive interview with IGIHE, TIR Chairperson condemned her acts observing that it is shameful to see a genocide survivor criticizing those who sponsored her education and particularly trivialize the Genocide she survived.
“How come that a person criticizes people who paid his/her school fees! I don’t blame them too but I have pity for them because their school fee was wasted. I am not sure if she completed the studies she claims. She is not able to set goals and goes beyond that to exhibit contempt and trivialize Genocide," she said.
“If you are not a perpetrator or someone denying it [Genocide], you cannot pronounce such words. She is aware of genocide even if she is not a perpetrator. Perhaps, she might be considering that chances emerged from it getting school fees. She talks whatever without diligence. In fact, I no longer want to spend my time on that woman,” added Ingabire.
Idamange is the mother of four.
On the same day of her arrest on 15th February, Idamange featured in a talk show following the previous one held on Sunday called ‘Amasengesho’ (Prayers).
In the talk show, she was heard requesting Rwandans to organize riots at Presidency Office carrying their bibles.
As the woman began series of such talk shows, many Rwandans including siblings and husband denounced his acts.
Her husband, Eng Mabumba Oswald, currently lives in South Sudan. He used Instagram account to denounce acts of his wife with whom they sired four children together.
“I am writing this to inform all people that my wife Yvonne has recently criticized the Government of Rwanda in public on social media platforms. I largely condemn such acts. As the husband and parent of her children, I tried to advise her against the wrong path she chose at family level but she declined to obey me,” he said.
Mabumba highlighted that him and children love Rwanda that they are against Idamange’s plan.