Exiled General Kayumba Nyamwasa, his children and wife. An Assassination attempt against General Kayumba and his wife and daughter by Rwandan intelligence operatives on March 4, 2014 failed.
“Why didn’t you accomplish the mission on March 2, 2014, as directed? Why did you wait for two days? You failed the mission. You failed the country. You failed me. If the mission had been accomplished as directed, the enemy with his entire family could have been history by now. Now, not only is he, along with his wife and daughter, still alive, but we have to deal with the stupid media, “General Paul Kagame told his inner circle during a briefing on the failure by Rwandan operatives in South Africa to kill the exiled General Kayumba Nyamwasa, his wife and his daughter and South African Police officers providing personal security.
According to the sources that attended the briefing but were not initially privy to the top secret assassination mission, Genera Paul Kagame was very angry, pounding the table as he spoke, and threatening his closest aides.
A Series of Murders and Assassination Attempts
General Paul Kagame was referring to the attack on March 4, 2014 in Johannesburg, on a safe house provided to the former Rwandan Army Chief of Staff and Ambassador General Kayumba Nyamwasa. South African government has, after a briefing to South African President Jacob Zuma, stated that it has irrefutable evidence that the attack was an assassination plot, planned in Kigali, Rwanda, by General Paul Kagame himself.
According to the sources within General Kagame’s inner circle, the plan was to attack the safe house, kill General Kayumba Nyamwasa and any relative found inside the house. The intelligence possessed by Rwandan intelligence operatives was that General Kayumba Nyamwasa, his wife and his daughter would be home on Sunday, and hence all three killed. However, for unknown reasons, the attack on Sunday did not become possible, and the operatives tried again on Tuesday March 4, 2014, in broad daylight. According to South African police, between six and eight gunmen, armed with AK-47 rifles and pistols, accessed the safe house in Bruma, eastern Johannesburg, where Kayumba Nyamwasa, his wife, and his daughter live, under the protection of South African security services.
General Kayumba Nyamwasa: A Man with Many Lives
For some reason, General Kaumba Nyamwasa, who rarely leaves home, his wife and two of his bodyguards had gone out a few minutes earlier, whereas their teenage daughter was at school.
According to witnesses in South Africa, the squad of killers managed to persuade gatekeepers, who are disguised South African policemen, to open the gate to the safe house. Once inside, some of the assailants held the officers captive at gunpoint, while others searched the house for General Kayumba, his wife and daughter. When they did not find them, the grabbed electronics including a PlayStation console, which they later discarded into the garden, when they probably realized it was not a computer.
The well coordinated attack is part of a campaign by General Paul Kagame’s government to assassinate leaders of his political opposition. General Paul Kagame confirmed the intention to hunt down and kill his political opponents earlier this year, while commenting on the assassination of his former spy chief, Colonel Patrick Karegaya. In a speech during a Christian prayer breakfeast meetin, General Paul Kagame warned his political opponents and threatened them to “usually face serious consequences, wherever they are.” (see our article here). General Kayumba Nyamwasa himself has escaped assassination three times, since 2010 (see here)
South African President Jacob Zuma Furious
According to sources in South Africa, when President Jacob Zuma was briefed on the irrefutable evidences against Rwandan General Paul Kagame, he was irate. He ordered the expulsion and immediate departure of three Rwandan diplomats. One of the diplomats expelled, Didier Rutembese, is believed to be the coordinator of attacks and assassinations against Rwandan dissidents living in South Africa.
The question now is what General Kayumba Nyamwasa is going to do, now that General Paul Kagame has indicated his intentions to, not only assassinate him, but also hunt down and murder his relatives including his wife and children.
“We were all shocked when General Paul Kagame said that the mission was to kill not only General Kayumba Nyamwasa, but also his wife and daughter,” the source within General Paul Kagame’s inner circle told AfroAmerica Network. “We wondered whether General Paul Kagame thought that he, himself, has children and a wife,” the source added.
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