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Lt. Abdul Ruzibiza, key witness in Habyarimana’s plane shooting, is dead

Kigali: The key French witness in the alleged shooting down of President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane, Lt. Joshua Abdul Ruzibiza is dead.

Ruzibiza, 40, died Thursday of natural causes in a hospital in Oslo-Norway where he has been exiled for more than 10 years.

The father of five suddenly sprung in the news with the publication of a damning book ‘L’histoire secrete’ in which he was critical of President Kagame and the ruling RPF party. The book among many accusations claims the RPF was behind the downing of President Habyarimana plane on April 06 1994 – which culminated into the Genocide against Tutsis.

Ruzibiza became a key witness of French Judge Jean Louis Bruguiere who indicted 9 Rwandan officials in November 2006 over the shooting of the plane.

However, last year, Ruzibiza took the airwaves with another surprise – withdrawing the allegation that RPF was behind the plane downing. He explained in various media interviews that he had made the allegations as a plot to get close to the French – saying he wanted to understand why they hated Tutsis.

Sources in Norway say Ruzibiza died of cancer.

[ARI-RNA]

2 comments

1 kuku kouate { 09.24.10 at 5:00 am }

what he wrote is still true. there is no tutsi in rwanda. all are banyarwanda. french hate who then/// campus Ruhande

2 toussaint { 09.30.11 at 4:00 am }

RUBIZIZA. un idiot qui vient d’etre tuer par genosidaire kagame, il a oublier meme en europe il ya des europeens blanc qui travail aux services de hitler africain. pourqoui jusqu’a present les occidentaux n’ouvrent pas l’enquetent sur la mort du 2 presidents africains abattu? kagame un assasin aider par la france a chanque foi kagame fait un tour en france on bouscule la femme d’un ex president bantou tuer par lui; la prison c’est pour le bantou pas un seul tutsi qui es en prison je cite; nkunda abbatoire a tuer plus de millions de congolais pas un seul mandant, bosco ntangata et les autres… parcequ’ils sont de tutsi le monde se tait, jean pierre mbemba qui n’a jamais tuer se retrouve a la haye parcequ’il est bantou. et puis vous parler de la justice et la democratie; les santants, LUMUMBA PATRICE disait; MES CHER FRERE IL FAUX ATTENTION SI NON UN JOUR NOTRE PAYS SERA DIRIGER PAR LES FILS D’UN CHIEN. [ KABILA] que vive le congo;

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