Status regarding the hosting by the South African Government of a person from Rwanda

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 2802

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 31 OF 18 OCTOBER 2010
           
Mr KS Mubu (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

1. (a) Why is the Government hosting a certain person (name furnished) and

(b) How has it affected the diplomatic relations between South Africa and Rwanda;

2. Whether the Government has reached a decision regarding the possible extradition to Rwanda of the said person to face charges as demanded by the Rwandese President; if not, why not; if so, when will this take place?

REPLY:

1 (a) Lt. Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa was granted political asylum on 24 June 2010 in accordance with the Refugee Act as administered by the Department of Home Affairs.

   (b) South Africa maintains Diplomatic Relations with Rwanda.

2. The due process of this matter is still being handled by the relevant Government Agencies.

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