A senior opposition figure in Rwanda who went missing earlier this week has been found dead near the border of Burundi, officials in Rwanda said today. The body of Gakwe Rwisereka, the Vice-President of the controversial Democratic Green Party was found by his family today by the banks of a river, nearly beheaded. Mr Rwisereka had gone missing earlier this week and his car was found abandoned on Tuesday, Mr Rwisereka’s keys, IDs, and passport still inside.
Founding meeting of Democratic Green Party
of Rwanda results in broken bones and arrests
The Rwandan Democratic Greens tried on October 30th, for the fourth time, to hold their founding convention in Kigali, but this time the police came instead. Below is a statement from interim leader Frank Habineza.
Its indeed been a terrible day, the man who started the shouting and threw chairs, we have established that he is an Ex-Soldier and a former employee of Military Intelligence, the other three people who joined him, one of them had something like a gun-pistol, it was also seen by the US Envoy and Netherlands Envoy and many others.
This was a well planned sabotage done by security operatives. Another guy was also from the Local Defense Forces. The police was not helpful at all. It looked like they were compromising us.
What is surprising though is that the police has released the guys who caused trouble and rather arrested our members one of them a mother. Thankfully our members have been released but made statements at the police. They were asked why they decided to be members of our party.
Several people are injured, one Lady is in intensive care. Her Back is having a problem. Am still finding out how many are injured.
Keep us in prayers, Frank Habineza
"The Green Party is no longer the alternative, the Green Party is the imperative" ~ Rosa Clemente