Kagame gave Ingabire an African hero status unwillingly

Rising Continent

For some time a certain circle of her supporters compares the imprisoned Rwandan woman politician Victoire Ingabire to the Burmese political figure Aung San Suu Kyi. However, what is sure is that the sentence given by the Supreme Court in Kigali to that opposition leader might give her a status more close to Nelson Mandela than anybody else.

In fact, the judge presiding on the verdict explained that if it was not for the family of the accused living in The Netherlands she would have received 28 years of imprisonment instead of 15 years announced by the court.

It was on Friday December 13th, 2013. Probably if the verdict had been pronounced at a different time, its dimension could’ve been something else. The timing between the passing of Nelson Mandela and the sentencing of Victoire Ingabire can undoubtedly link the two personalities.

This is what Jean Bosco Mutarambirwa is saying…

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