Why 'Rukokoma' acts the way he does

Editor, Refer to Lonzen Rugira's article, "The year in review: Genocide, myopia, saying goodbye to Rukokoma, ..." (The New Times, November 24).

Editor,

Refer to Lonzen Rugira’s article, “The year in review: Genocide, myopia, saying goodbye to Rukokoma, …” (The New Times, November 24).

People rarely undergo such radical transformation late in their lives. If Faustin Twagiramungu, alias Rukokoma, has joined forces with the perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, despite those génocidaires continuing thirst to “complete the job” of exterminating their Tutsi compatriots, it is because deep down he has always been of a feather with his “new old” allies.

This isn’t really that surprising for an heir to the legacy of his father-in-law’s MDR-PARMEHUTU ideology, the original genocidal creed propagated in the late 1950s by the Belgian colonists/Catholic Church ruling duo of Rwanda and executed by Grégoire Kayibanda and his gang of ethnocentric arsonists and cutthroats.

Mwene Kalinda

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