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
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.
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.
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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