Ties with Rwanda shaky after alleged 'prostitute' slur aimed at Lindiwe Sisulu

Ties with Rwanda shaky after alleged 'prostitute' slur aimed at Lindiwe Sisulu

South Africa and Rwanda are on uncertain ground after a slur against Lindiwe Sisulu causes a rift in already shaky relations between the two countries

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A Rwandan newspaper, Rushyasha, has caused a rift in relations between the two countries after allegedly calling Minister Lindiwe Sisulu a prostitute.

Lindiwe Sisulu, International Relations minister recently met with an exiled critic of President Paul Kagame and the newest development is just a part of the backlash she has received on social media as a result.

Sisulu had announced at a press briefing in November that she had met with General Nyamwasa in Johannesburg and this has resulted in uproar from Rwanda, who claims she is negotiating on behalf of a self-exiled criminal.

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The meeting between herself and the former army chief set off a diplomatic row between the two countries.

Olivier Nduhungirehe, a senior Rwandan official, responded to the development by tweeting that any South African official wishing to ‘negotiate with a convicted criminal’ should not involve Rwanda in the negotiations.

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The High Commissioner for South Africa in Kigali, George Twala, has since been recalled to Pretoria for consultations on the matter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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