Kangura No. 45

Did You Know?

Before the war, when you saw a Tutsi, you did not dare show him that you knew who he was. After the war had started, Hutus talked about Tutsis openly, or they referred to them indirectly calling them ibyitso [accomplices]. This scared the Tutsis to the extent that they hid in holes like badgers.

And now the war has taken another turn. When the Inkotanyi are repatriated, nobody will be able to distinguish between Tutsis and Inkotanyi. Also, the Tutsi will consider a Hutu to be a C.D.R. member. Even if that Hutu will have fought in the Inkotanyi ranks, the Tutsis will still call him a C.D.R. member.…