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Discours du docteur Théodore Sindikubwabo, président intérimaire à Butare pour la cérémonie d'investiture du nouveau préfet

Card Number 820

Warning: this document expresses the ideology of the perpetrators of the genocide against the Tutsi or show tolerance towards it.

Number
820
Author
Sindikubwabo, Théodore
Date
19 avril 1994
Ymd
19940419
Title
Discours du docteur Théodore Sindikubwabo, président intérimaire à Butare pour la cérémonie d'investiture du nouveau préfet
Size
658917 bytes
Pages nb.
13
Source
Public records
Type
Pièce à conviction produite devant un tribunal
Language
FR
Abstract
In this speech that triggers the massacres, Sindikubwabo declares:
In the commune of Nyakizu, the inhabitants were frightened, because it seems that these refugees [the Tutsi] have very powerful weapons, guns and grenades. They said [in Gikongoro] give us gendarmes. I answered: the gendarmes available to the government are few in number. So I asked: are there no men here? I think you didn't understand the directives we gave [...] or else you understood very well but you refuse to act for a reason that we don't understand. Each should therefore be his neighbour's keeper. I also spoke of the "know-it-alls" [...] The "that-does-not-concern-me" exist. [...] Unfortunately, I was informed of a fact that I was unaware of, namely that certain administrative officials of Butare underwent training to fight us. Fortunately, the Prime Minister... told them that we will fight them in our turn. [...] that those who wait for others to work and who are content to observe, those who do not feel concerned, well, that they throw off the masks and let us work, us, and that they observe us working without being part of our team. If someone wants to say "it doesn't concern me, I'm afraid", let them withdraw far from us. Let those who are in charge... of getting rid of him do it as soon as possible because there are good workers willing to serve their country. These traitors who went to train in the use of weapons to exterminate us, you know them, but I don't know them. Let anyone who knows them tell us and get rid of them! As the Prime Minister told you: "We must fight and win this war". We have to win her because he said she is the last. [...] We will win it if you get rid of the "this-does-not-concern-me". I am speaking to this government. Look for the "this-is-not-of-my-business", find those people who...went to training so they could kill us, and get rid of them.