Politician warns against ‘trivialising’ 1994 genocide
Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Rwanda’s Senate president Bernard Makuza said many people are attempting to deny what happened during the 1994 genocide, ‘but you cannot alter the truth’. The East African reports that he was speaking at the closing of the 24th commemoration week at Mount Rebero in Kigali, where dozens of politicians who were killed for opposing the genocide are buried alongside more than 14 000 victims. ‘It is not right for people to deny, trivialise or manipulate our history. This is something we experienced as a country. We lived it, and we must continue to remember and commemorate the genocide. The facts, which speak for themselves, are there for all to see,’ Makuza added.