Inkinzo MSP party commemorated the 41st anniversary of the assassination of the Prime Minister Pierre Ngendandumwe.
On January 15, 2006, Burundi commemorated the 41st anniversary of the assassination of the Prime Minister, Pierre Ngendandumwe. The MSP party Inkinzo took this opportunity to issue a declaration in which it reiterated its wish that he be recognized as a national hero.
Like his political companion and friend, Prince Louis Rwagasore, Pierre Ngandandumwe embodied Burundian nationalism in a country ethnically divided.
Unfortunately both nationalists underwent the same fate and were cruelly assassinated in strangely similar circumstances. They were assassinated for the same reasons and the aftermath of their death was heavy of consequences on political life.
After the death of Prince Louis Rwagasore, the attempts of uniting all burundians did not survive the exasperation of the ethnic and political passions and the disappearance of Pierre Ngendandumwe widened the gap between the ethnic groups.
MSP Inkizo Party also took the opportunity of this 41st anniversary of the assassination of Pierre Ngendandumwe to give their point of view on some today’s crucial political issues like the implementation of the Arusha accords and the agreements of cease-fire, especially with regard to the creation of the commission Truth and Reconciliation and the release of political prisoners.
Party MSP Inkinzo appreciated the president decision of releasing political prisoners, but find it not worthy that the decision came out before the creation of the commission Truth and Reconciliation, which should have been involved in the decision making of this release. The patry therefore urged the United Nations and the government of Burundi to set up the above mentioned commission. It also asked that the physical protection of the released prisoners, their feeding and lodging be guaranteed.
D/M.I - M. E.