Victoire Ingabire survives a car accident in Kigali
by Ambrose Nzeyimana
on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.
Victoire Ingabire, a Rwandan opposition leader, just survived a car accident a moment ago, a day after a Rwandan minister claimed ‘if Victoire Ingabire dies in a car accident, don’t blame the government.’
It’s 8.30 pm London time. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, the leader of FDU-Inkingi has just escaped an attempt of murder in Kigali a moment ago.
‘Victoire Ingabire has just survived a car accident a few minutes ago,’ says her friend.
Someone who couldn’t believe the news questioned the source:’really? a few minutes from now precisely 38 the friend said that if Ingabire died it would have been by car accident and now it happens! How accurate is that?’
Another interlocutor in their conversation wonders about a report in the news saying that if Ingabire was to have a car accident people would maybe question that it wasn’t an accident. The surprise is only that what was predicted, this time it is not an accident but should now be considered as premeditated murder. The timing of the report and the accident appear suspect. You win elections and keep on silencing the critical voices.
‘She just told me. I am only confirming the news. Those involved are injured, but people in her car are not. The car is a bit damaged. It just happened near her home,’ reports Ingabire’s friend.
At the question from someone who asked if there was any collision Ingabire’s friend explained that they knocked her car from behind.
This is interesting and scary. Mrs Victoire Ingabire, a Rwandan opposition leader, just survived a car accident a moment ago, a day after a Rwandan minister claimed ‘if Victoire Ingabire dies in a car accident, don’t blame the government.’
Can the celebrations of the elections’ victory continue? Will the endorsements of the elect President continue?
On the contrary of James Bond movies where villains are brought down, in Rwanda the community international is celebrating them.
Africanist and Human rights activist
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