Kwibuka25: First Lady pays tribute to Queen Gicanda

First Lady Jeannette Kagame bows to honor Queen Rosalie Gicanda who was killed during the 1994 genocide against the Tusti. courtesy

First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Saturday joined family members and residents of Nyanza District to pay tribute to Queen Rosalie Gicanda, who was killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Emmanuel Gasana, the Governor of Southern Province pays his respects to Queen Rosalie Gicanda at the King's Palace Museum in Nyanza. courtesy

Gicanda, who was wife to King Mutara III Rudahigwa, was the last Queen of Rwanda.

The event was also attended by clerics and other government officials.

Family, friends, Government authorities, as well as  residents of Nyanza District remember and honour Queen Rosalie Gicanda.

The Queen, whose death marked the beginning of the genocide in Butare (now Huye District), perished on this particular day (20 April), during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

She was honoured at a commemoration event that took place at the King's Palace Museum.

The First Lady and other mourners laid a wreath on the final resting place of Queen, where her late husband is also buried.

The resting place for the mornachs is located near the King’s Palace Museum in Nyanza town.

Her Excellency Jeannette Kagame with Queen Rosalie Gicanda's family.

Queen Rosalie Gicanda's family lay a wreath of remembrance on the her final resting place.


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