Third assassination attempt on general fails

2014-03-05 17:10
A prominent Rwandan exile who was shot in Johannesburg alleges his president was behind a plot to kill him, and that the leader has tried to kill other dissidents around the world. (File, AFP)

A prominent Rwandan exile who was shot in Johannesburg alleges his president was behind a plot to kill him, and that the leader has tried to kill other dissidents around the world. (File, AFP)

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Johannesburg - South African police say there has been another unsuccessful attempt on the life of a former Rwandan army chief of staff who has been living in exile in the country for the past four years.

Captain Paul Ramaloko, spokesperson for the special police investigative unit the Hawks, said on Wednesday there were no injuries in the attack on General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa's Johannesburg residence on Tuesday because no one was home.

He said he was unable to provide any further details.

This is the third attempt on Nyamwasa's life. The former top aide to Rwanda's president, turned critic, survived two other attempts in 2010.

Nyamwasa's friend and colleague, former Rwandan spymaster Colonel Patrick Karegeya, was assassinated in a plush Johannesburg hotel in December.

Read more on:    faustin kayumba nyamwasa  |  patrick karegeya  |  johannesburg
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