Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rwanda's Foreign Minister says the government has expelled six South African diplomats.
She said on Twitter that the expulsions were in "reciprocity & concern at SA harboring of dissidents responsible for terrorist attacks in Rwanda."
A spokesman for South Africa's Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Clayson Monyela, declined Saturday to discuss the expulsions.
Former Rwandan army chief of staff Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa fell out with Rwanda's government in 2010 and fled to South Africa where he was granted political asylum. Nyamwasa has survived at least two attempts on his life since 2010.
Nyamwasa's friend and former colleague, ex-Rwandan spy chief Col. Patrick Karegeya, who was also exiled in South Africa, was found strangled to death in a plush Johannesburg luxury hotel on Dec. 31, 2013.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.