A Mozambican newspaper, Escorpiao, recently carried a news story that can only be described as a bad joke, given its content and the fact that the ‘investigative story’ as they preferred to call it revolved around a single source, one Paul Gakawelaly claiming to be a Rwandan and ‘expert’ on political issues in the Great Lakes Region.’
For starters, someone does not have to be an expert on Rwandan affairs to establish that the above name is not Rwandan at all.
It would not be surprising if you actually find this man’s proper name as Gakwerere which he has tried to twist to disguise his identity like we have seen many fugitives do.
But the authenticity of this report is also questionable given the numerous inaccuracies and outright falsehoods that characterised the story. For instance the fact that the publication could not get correctly the proper name of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
This demonstrates an attempt on the part of the Rwandan Genocidaires and their sympathisers to cover their tracks and the fact that these fugitives will stop at nothing to disrupt and mislead those intent on apprehending and bringing them to book.
Now, they are evidently shaken by the recent high-level meetings between the governments of Rwanda and Mozambique where Maputo agreed to ensure the extradition of genocide suspects living in the Southern Africa nation.
These ridiculous allegations raised by the so called experts on Rwandan matters should not stand in the way of efforts between the two countries to apprehend persons responsible for the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi and living in Mozambique.