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Assassins linked to Kagame regime | The Independent

Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa had only been in South Africa for a few months when, returning home from a shopping trip with his wife and children, a gunman tried to kill him.

The Rwandan general, exiled after falling out with President Paul Kagame, survived after being rushed to intensive care. Yesterday he saw four men convicted of trying to assassinate him.

“The magistrate has correctly observed that the conspiracy to kill me was politically motivated,” said Mr Nyamwasa, after the verdict in Kagiso, near Johannesburg.

The resolution of this 2010 case is a landmark moment. It is the first time a Rwandan hit squad has been caught and convicted after leaving a trail of blood and terror around the world.

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