SA gives Rwanda stern warning

SOUTH Africa delivered a diplomatic slap to Rwanda yesterday.

It warned it would not tolerate criminal attacks on its soil against Rwandan exiles that have drawn international criticism of President Paul Kagame’s government.

Issuing a stern warning against such activities, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said Pretoria had evidence linking recent attacks by gunmen against exiled critics of Kagame to three Rwandan diplomats and one Burundian envoy who were expelled last week. He offered no details, but said the two countries were maintaining diplomatic relations.

Rwanda has expelled six South African diplomats. It’s ambassador said Pretoria had shown no proof of Kigali’s involvement in the attacks against exiled opponents. Rwanda has accused SA of sheltering dissidents responsible for terrorist acts in Rwanda. – Reuters


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