Nyandwi Salatiel, a former RNC member returned to Kigali after 19 years living in exile. According to statements he made in various online newspapers, Nyandwi fled the RPF regime in 1994.
Nyandwi who was aware that four of RNC co-founders were tried in absentia after they denounced the authoritarian regime of President Paul Kagame, he knew that he could not return to Kigali and be safe while he was still an active member of RNC.
In its attempt to gain support of the cessation clause which could take effect in June, 2013, the government of Rwanda has multiplied its efforts to bribe refugees and asylee to return home and make statements that will support its argument.
Nyandwi’statements about RNC are false and unfounded. Unlike RPF, Rwanda National Congress (RNC) does not ask its member to be sworn in to become members. A person is free to join RNC on his own will and leave as he or she wishes.
Mr. Nyandwi lived in exile for 19 years, way before Rwanda National Congress was founded. Something else certainly kept him in exile, not the lies of RNC leaders as Nyandwi claims, because RNC is only two years old. A document establishing RNC can be found at www.rwandanationalcongress.co.uk, or www.rwandanationalcongress.org. The document contains every reason why RNC is committed to peaceful changes of the authoritarian regime of RPF and its leader President Kagame.
Rwanda National Congress wishes Mr. Nyandwi well.
Jean Paul Turayishimye