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No bail for accused in Rwandan general Nyamwasa shooting in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — South African police officers say that one of the accused in the attempted murder of an exiled Rwandan general offered a $1 million bribe to police to release him upon arrest.

A South African court on Thursday denied Pascal Kanyandekwe bail because of sworn affidavits from two police officers describing the offered bribe. The magistrate said if Kanyandekwe tried to avoid arrest, he may have intent to flee.

Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa has been in South Africa since reportedly falling out with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Nyamwasa’s wife says Kagame was behind the shooting of her husband in Johannesburg in June that left him hospitalized with a bullet wound in the stomach. Rwanda’s government denies involvement.

The magistrate said he would not speculate on whether the murder attempt was backed by the Rwandan government.

[Associated Press]

3 comments

1 kuku kouate { 10.07.10 at 11:24 am }

Imagine all that maney. From rwandans taxes and duties. They gave $150,000 to kill the General, they failed. Now they have come up with a $million deal. why does not the world testify that banyarwanda are in red with the man? The man has set snares every where. He sends slim ladies to serve of hooks in all ambassies worldwide, all international institutions, un agencies, hospitals, .. they are there killing, plotting agaisnt, speading HIV,… but Kayumba is not a good man in DRCongo matters. I cannot guarantee him to survive because even him he knows. All bad fellows must be classified in the same basket….

2 Jean Mugabo { 10.09.10 at 10:25 am }

Kuku,
First learn how to write english before saying anything!

3 manzi { 10.11.10 at 3:50 am }

Mugabo,
do u think u r a great grandson of Shakespeare. Poor English does not mean poor mind like yours. We are not English natives, even neck hanging to Commonwealth to implement imperialism over sovereignty.

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