VIDEO: Arsenal fans in Rwanda donate to Genocide victims

.Arsenal fans from across the country on Saturday visited the Nyanza memorial site in the Southern Province to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Arsenal fans hold a one minute silence in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. (Courtesy photos)
Arsenal fans hold a one minute silence in remembrance of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. (Courtesy photos)

Arsenal fans from across the country on Saturday visited the Nyanza memorial site in the Southern Province to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

VIDEO: RWANDA ARSENAL FANS SUPPORT GENOCIDE SURVIVORS. Source: KigaliToday/YouTube

After paying their respects, Arsenal fans went to Nyamagana village where they donated 74 goats and 150 t-shirts to 36 families that were affected by the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

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Arsenal fans prepare to leave for Nyanza Memorial Site

“Before being fans of Arsenal, we are Rwandans. Today we are here to be part of a cause that makes us relevant to our society,” said Apollo Munanura, the president of the Rwanda Arsenal Fans Club (RAFC).

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Arsenal Fans pose for a group photo after visiting Nyanza Memorial Site.

He emphasised the need for all people to be ambassadors who preach against Genocide denial.

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There was also time for interaction between Arsenal fans and the 36 families that received the donations.

“We have learnt a lot today that is going to help in educating most of our colleagues about what happened here. For example, I didn’t know all these people died in Nyanza,” said Willy Kamanzi, an Arsenal fan.

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One of the beneficiaries recieves her goats from three Arsenal fans

While in Nyamagana village, Arsenal fans held discussions with 36 families and also shared testimonies of the Genocide.

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Some of the female Arsenal fans that attended the commemoration.

Emmanuela ‘Nana’ Ikirezi’, and Safari Kizito, all Arsenal fans from Kigali and also survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, urged the youth in Nyamagana Village to work hard and play their rightful role in the development of the country. They also thanked the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) leadership for having stopped the Genocide.

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