The Office of the President of the Republic of Zambia has condemned the recent publication of Callixte Nsabimana alias Sankara.
Sankara is facing 17 terror-related charges mainly connected to the activities of the FLN rebel group which includes the formation of an illegal militia group, taking part in terrorist activities, conspiring and sensitizing people towards joining terrorism, killing, kidnapping, and denying and undermining the genocide against Tutsis among other charges.
But at a hearing on Monday July 13, in the High Court of the Special Chamber for International and Cross-border in Nyanza district in Rwanda, Nsabimana said President Edgar Lungu in a meeting with the President of the MRCD Paul Rusesabagina in 2017 consented to supporting the group to overthrow the Rwandan government led by President Paul Kagame and immediately supported the group with $150,000 in the acquisition of “war materials”.
However, a statement issued by the Office of the President of the Republic of Zambia and signed by the Minister of Information Isaac Chipampe,the State House termed Nsabimana’s submissions “as FALSE and must be treated with the contempt they deserve”.
“…State House has noted with great dismay reports in international and local media of the alleged submission made to Rwanda’s High Court for International Cross-border Crimes that his Excellency Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia allegedly provided financial resources to a named Rwandan organization to launch attacks in Rwanda”.
“State House would like to categorically refute these claims and wished to state unequivocally that these allegations are FALSE and must be treated with the contempt they deserve”, the statement added.
The statement said that the Government of Zambia and Rwanda have good relationships.
Find full statement below.
Emmanuel NKANGURA| www.zamireports.com|Kigali.