Case of Rwandan general shot at Melrose Arch postponed

2010-07-14 11:13

The case of four men arrested for the attempted murder of a former

Rwandan general was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

Shafiri Bakari, Juma Huseni, Ahmed Ali and George Francis’ case was

postponed to July 29 to allow time to verify the legality of their status in the


The four are accused of having shot Lieutenant-General Faustin

Kayumba Nyamwasa outside his home in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on June


Nyamwasa had been exiled 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’s


The justice department was still deciding whether South Africa

should consider a Rwandan extradition request for Nyamwasa.

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