Date of Transmission10–14 March 1994
Name of TapeRTLM NO.53
SourceMinistry of Information
Prosecution ExhibitP.36/53
Name of TranscriberPénine-Joie Muteteli
Date of Transcription12 October 1999
Duration60 Minutes
Original PDF | Full Transcript (in Kinyarwanda)

R.T.L.M. Tape 0339—Extract

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

Like that Conseiller of Sector Gisozi who thinks Radio R.T.L.M. is “Radio Nkotsa”; it is not Radio Nkotsa more than many other radios which we in fact listen to, and which report dubious, unclear things, and truncated news.

We therefore warn that Conseiller, we are warning him, our radio is not Radio Nkotsa; it is instead an educative radio which teaches Rwandans how to behave, a radio which awakens all Rwandans and even the armed forces wherever they are. This therefore doesn’t mean it is Radio Nkotsa.

That Conseiller should therefore mend his ways, the Conseiller of Gisozi, he is the one we mean, he should not interfere with R.T.L.M.’s work. I don’t know whether he is… is a Conseiller and maybe also a journalist, I don’t know, but if he was a journalist I think he would not have said what he said, because a journalist knows exactly how… a broadcast is presented. He knows because he first verifies.

There is also this information about people who continue… so that they can destabilize peace and security, for instance there in Remera at Giporoso, er… near the fence, known as “cloture.” At that place, there are some people who go out from 9:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. the next morning, under the pretext of doing rounds. They are often around 6 people and you can see they are all from the same ethnic group. They pretend to be doing night rounds.

We told you about people who go out at night to attend secret meetings.… We spoke of meetings that are held at Kicukiro, and at Rugarama cellule. At these meetings, they make attack plans targeting certain people, or design plans to facilitate the Inkotanyi infiltration.

These people do rounds in their own manner, differently from their neighbors and the other members of the population. This is what generates insecurity, tension and mutual suspicion. These people wake up at 9:00 P.M. and say they are going out to do rounds whereas they are going to attend meetings. This also happens at Giporoso in Remera, at the place called “cloture” [fence]. Six persons, led by, according to the information we have received, their authorities, hatch criminal plans. There is no other reason why they keep themselves apart and spend nights holding meetings. What will the others think of them if they accidentally meet them there?

At Giporoso, there are people like Xavier Ngarambe, Munyakayanza and another one called Claver. They are part of those small groups and even lead these rounds which are unknown and dubious.