Date of Transmission2 July 1994
Name of TapeK 7 20
SourceReporters Sans Frontières
Prosecution ExhibitP97
Name of TranscriberMarie Vianney Uwamahoro
Date of Transcription16 October 2000
Duration60 Minutes
Original PDF | Full Transcript (in Kinyarwanda)

R.T.L.M. Tape 0215—Extract

Speaker: Kantano HABIMANA, Journalist for R.T.L.M.

Greetings to all those people who are selling small articles trying to make life as normal as possible. Some of them are selling sweet potatoes; others are selling cabbages and tomatoes in order to keep life going. Unfortunately the Inyenzi-Inkotanyi do not want life to continue, they want everything in this country to come to a standstill, schools, health centers, hospitals, everything.

In fact, as my colleague Gahigi was saying, they are people called nihilists, they are very bad people. They are a species [a race, an ethnic group?] of bad people; I do not know how God will help us exterminate them. This is why we should stand up ourselves and exterminate those bad people, this species [a race, an ethnic group?] of bad people, the species [race?] called Inkotanyi. There is…I do not want people to misunderstand this and say that I mean Tutsis. No, I am talking about a species [a race?] called Inkotanyi ; they are bad people. These people should perish because there is no alternative.

Greetings to those who are in the market, namely Rukara, Marie Claire, Jeanette, Hamisa, Nzamukosha from Gitega and Mama Rosine from Kimisagara. Greetings to them all if they are still there. Hum! Be brave, the Inkotanyi want to bring life to a standstill.