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Vol 51 No 13

Published 25th June 2010


World cup shooting

The would-be killers who bungled an attack on dissident Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa seem to have thought that the World Cup would divert police attention from their operation in broad daylight at a Johannesburg shopping centre on 19 June. Yet within hours, South African police had rounded up six suspects, some of whom were former officers in the Armée Patriotique Rwandaise. Two were released without charge on 24 June but the remaining four are due to face charges in court on 29 June. Among those accused is Major Francis Gakwerere, a Rwandan intelligence operative. Nyamwasa looks set to survive the attack.

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