Ex Rwanda general shot in SA

June 20, 2010 12:00 am

, JOHANNESBURG, Jun 20 – Rwanda\’s former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa is recovering in hospital after being shot outside his South African home, his wife said Sunday.

"His condition is improving, he has undergone X-rays and the doctors say there is no need to operate," said Rosette Nyamwasa.

Nyamwasa was shot once in the stomach by unknown man as he was entering his home, north of Johannesburg, on Saturday.

He is recovering in intensive care at the private Morningside Clinic.

According to his wife, the man walked around the car to the passenger seat where she believed he wanted to fire another shot but the gun jammed.

Nyamwasa maintains that the shooting was not a random act of crime but an assassination attempt.

"He did not try to steal anything from us, his intention was to shoot and kill him. This is a sure case of attempted assassination," Nyamwasa told AFP.

The gunman escaped after a scuffle with the wounded ex-army chief who got out of the car.

No arrest has been made as police investigate a case of attempted murder.


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