Nyamwasa Saga: South Africa Denies Rwandans Visas


viagra dosage geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>At least two Rwandans who visited the South African embassy in Kigali on Monday told this website they were not even allowed to submit their applications for Visas.

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abortion geneva;”>On the door was a notice: ”Please note that there will be no visa applications until further notice.”

The latest development comes in the wake of the expulsion of three Rwanda diplomats from South Africa following an alleged attack on Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa’s home in Johannesburg last week.

South Africa implied Rwandan intelligence officers and a Burundian diplomat were part of a wider plot to kill Nyamwasa who was at the time of the said attack not at the residence.

Rwanda responded by kicking out 6 South Africa diplomats, accusing them of espionage and their home country harbouring Rwandan dissidents.

Relations between South Africa and Rwanda took a nosedive in 2010 when Nyamwasa was shot in the stomach by unknown gunmen.

South Africa said then it suspected Rwanda was behind the attempted assassination, a charge Kigali vehemently denied.

Matters were worsened by increased bomb attacks in Kigali, which Rwanda said were a brainchild of South Africa-based Nyamwasa and murdered former spymaster, Col Patrick Karegeya.

Karegeya’s body was found in a luxurious Hotel on New Year’s Eve, fuelling the bad blood between Kigali and Pretoria.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame later gave a speech in which he said those who betray Rwanda which made them what they are today would face consequences.

He said though Rwanda did not take part in Karegeya’s murder, it should have. This statement is reported to have angered authorities in South Africa.

It should be remembered that South Africa’s role in the defeat of the M23 rebels in Eastern Congo did not go down well with Rwanda.

Kigali had argued and pushed for a peaceful and long-lasting solution to the crisis in DRC.

The bombing and defeat of M23 across the Rwandan border opened up space for training and recruitment for the genoocidal militia FDLR thus threatening Rwanda’s national security.


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