Rwanda murder plotters jailed in SA

Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa in court in Kagiso near Krugersdorp on 28 August 2014Gen Nyamwasa blames the Rwandan government for the shooting, which it denies

A South African court has sentenced four men to eight years in prison for trying to murder Rwanda’s former army chief Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

He was shot in the stomach in Johannesburg in 2010, soon after he fled Rwanda after falling out with President Paul Kagame.

The magistrate said the “main culprits” had not been arrested.

Several attacks on Rwandan exiles in South Africa have caused diplomatic tensions between Pretoria and Kigali.

The Rwandan government has consistently denied trying to kill its opponents in South Africa.