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Rwandan general’s shooting in South Africa: Case postponed

The case against the five men accused of shooting Rwandan Lieutenant-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa was postponed to August 18 for a bail application.

The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday that only one of the accused planned to apply for bail on August 18, a court official said on Thursday.

Pascal Kanyanbekwe, Juma Huseni, Ahmed Ali, George Francis and Shafiri Bakari are accused of having shot and wounded Nyamwasa outside his home in Melrose, north of Johannesburg on June 19.

Nyamwasa had been in exile in South Africa since February.

He was accused in his home country of trying to destabilise Rwanda and was also allegedly linked to three grenade attacks in that country.

The justice department was still deciding whether South Africa should consider a Rwandan extradition request for Nyamwasa.


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