SA expels Rwandan diplomats

Rwanda's ambassador to SA Vincent Karega and his team have been given 72hrs to leave the country.

Rwanda's ambassador to SA Vincent Karega and his team have been given 72hrs to leave the country.

PRETORIA - South Africa on Friday expelled Rwandan diplomats in Pretoria following the assassination attempt on Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

Nyamwasa, a former Rwandan army chief, was granted political asylum in South Africa.

Pretoria is preparing a statement on the matter.

Rwanda's ambassador to South Africa Vincent Karega and his team have been given 72 hours to leave the country.

The move could signal there is evidence that Rwandan agents are behind Wednesday's assassination attempt.

Rwanda has announced they have reciprocated the move by expelling South Africa's envoys from Kigali.

At the beginning of this year, former Rwandan external intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya was found strangled at the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton.

He fled to South Africa seven years ago and was granted political asylum.

This after Rwandan President Paul Kagame sacked him from his post.