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You Will Be Whipped Like a Small Boy, Tanzania Government Warns Rwandan Dictator General Kagame

Tanzanian Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki(2nd right), Ms. Georgina Roberts, Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand, Mr. Mkumbwa Ally (left), Acting Head of Government Communication Unit and Mr. Khatibu Makenga, Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tanzanian Ambassador Mbelwa Kairuki(2nd right), Ms. Georgina Roberts, Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand, Mr. Mkumbwa Ally (left), Acting Head of Government Communication Unit and Mr. Khatibu Makenga, Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Rwandan President Paul Kagame must  give up his delusional dreams of  invading Tanzania. Otherwise, Tanzania will respond with full shock and awe force. … We will wallop him[General Kagame].  He[General Kagame] will be whipped like a small boy, “ Mr. Ally Mkumbwa , Acting Head of Government Communication Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the Tanzanian media in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania on Friday July 12, 2013.

Ally Mkumbwa was reacting to recent threats by Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame against Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete (see our article: I will Just Wait For You At the Right Place And I will Hit You, Rwandan General Paul Kagame Threatens Tanzanian Jakaya Kikwete of July 3, 2013)

 You know that unrest in DRC and Rwanda cannot end without both countries sitting down with their opponents to find a long lasting solution,Ally Mkumbwa added, saying that the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete had given his advice to the Rwandan dictator in good faith.

The Tanzanian official reiterated the stand of the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, stand that has since been supported by South African Development Community (SADC) (see our article here), the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and the Belgian Government (see  our article here). The stand is that the Rwandan government should meet with its armed opposition in order to bring durable peace and security in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  and  the Great Lakes Region  Africa.

Military showdown between Rwandan Defense Forces and Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces To begin soon.

Despite denials from both the Rwandan and the Tanzanian government officials, a military showdown between the armies from the two countries will soon start. According to sources within both the Tanzanian and the Rwandan governments, the two sides have been preparing  for war and are bracing for a military confrontation. The sources told AfroAmerican Network that the two armies will face off  in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through proxies: The Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces  as the main component of the UN Intervention Brigade and the Rwandan Defense Forces as the backbone of the M23 Congolese rebels.

The Rwandans[Special Forces] are excited right now and are saying that they will hit these Tanzanians and teach them a lesson they will never forget, ” a source within M23 rebels  working with Rwandan Defense Force  Special Forces embedded within M23 Rebels in Eastern DRC told AfroAmerica Network.

The Rwandans [Special Forces] are saying that Tanzanians do not remember how to fight and will be routed without a fight, another source within M23 rebels told AfroAmerica Network.

Whether these bravados will translate into real action or not,  Eastern DRC  may soon be the center of a power play  between Tanzanian Jakaya Kikwete and the Rwandan  General Paul Kagame and a place where the two may finally get even.

Appeal for Calm.

While the rhetoric has escalated between Tanzanian and Rwandan officials, some Tanzanian officials  have tried to appease the emotions. Recently, in front of the Tanzanian Parliament, the Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Bernard Membe said  that President Jakaya Kikwete’s recommendation for direct talks between the Rwandan government and its armed opposition was just an advice that General Kagame was free to accept or reject but that the Tanzanian government stands by that recommendation.

President Jakaya Kikwete will not apologise to Rwanda or change his stand that the Rwandan government should negotiate with rebels. There is no way the Head of State could apologise for saying the truth and stating a fact, “ Bernard Membe said on June 2, 2013.

Tanzanian opposition leaders have also supported the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s recommendations but asked that other regional leaders intervene to calm the situation. One these opposition leaders is Zitto Kabwe, Deputy  chairman of the leading  opposition party, CHADEMA. Zitton Kabwe  said:

“If you don’t want advice you simply refuse, why start hurling insults? You don’t want advice, that’s it. Why petty insults? Since Kikwete said what he said in Addis, he never spoke of it again. Membe (Foreign Affairs Minister) replied in Dodoma and Tanzania didn’t say anything afterwards. Why is Kigali still going on about this? 

Comparing Rwandan armed opposition to Taliban and Al Qaeda? Nonsense. Children born in 1994 and Hutu refugees in Congo, are they killers too? Let us think very carefully on this. Indeed if there are genocidaires, they should be pursued, arrested, tried and convicted.  But the majority are people who have the full rights  to participate in the politics of their country Rwanda. They have been prevented from doing so by the current government of Rwandan and hence,  have  resorted to arms. With these people, the Rwandan government  must sit …sit at the negotiation table, hold direct talks,  and come to an agreement.

There is no need for the two countries to go to war against each other. We have other wars to fight, such as poverty. 

Neutral leaders like Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta should mediate between Kagame and Kikwete and help them iron out their differences.” 

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  • rwagasana gerard July 26, 2013, 11:58 pm

    Hey brothers ! Can’t we discuss and exchange like brothers without any insult ? tanzanian or rwandan, we all are human beeings, africans and we all love our countries and need peace. Let be even more and think as panaffricans; let respect each other and respect our leaders ,our peoples, Africa. WE ARE BROTHERS willing or not willing . A war between our two nations can only bring misery and desolation to our peoples, REGARDLESS TO THE WINNER. It would be a fratricidal and senseless war. Let us therefore talk BETTER about how to reconciliate our leaders who must think first of peace for their peoples. Thank you.

  • mugishama July 26, 2013, 5:36 am

    East Africa community made one of the biggest mistakes, to allow Rwanda be among the members of EAC. we should not have allowed these people since they only come to bring chaos and enemity among members. kagame is among the worst people one should not make friendship with, and this will always cost majority Rwandans just for the personal interest of an individual/kagame.

    this should be a lesson, for us east africa community members, not to allow everyone into our community, lets give them time so we know them before they become member. south sudan, ethiopia and somalia proposals should be put aside, just this new member rwanda is disturbing us, what if we get more members from civil wars?

  • phyniace July 22, 2013, 9:05 am

    Rwanda and Tanzania we are brothers why should we engage in unneccesary conflicts? Please let us stop entertaining war among ourselves. If we’ll fight neither kagame no kikwete will be killed,but the inocent citizens of both sides will shade their blood. Therefore let us be one and stop threatening each other since we are all africans.

  • Kukunyoba July 21, 2013, 8:41 pm

    Kagame is crezy he want to steal land in the congo he create a lot of problems in the east of congo by creating war and chaos so he can steal the nature resources of congo he kills more than 5millions Congolese that is more than 6times the genoside in Rwanda we people of Africa we prease mr Jakayla kikwete thank you continue to do so we are beyond you we people of Africa and Sadec I like kagame to make such mistakes we can kick him out like a dog lost is house we need to expose him naked on the table

  • victor July 21, 2013, 7:39 am

    it is known by everyone that kagame is dictator and he want to invade Tanzania but for sure if he try, it will be the end of his dictatorship,,, we have to know that Tanzania is get prepared due to this threats from Rwanda,,,,,, Tanzania is ready for anything and it will respond strongly and more powerful,,, never let such kind of Israel ideology,,,

    • patriotic July 24, 2013, 1:13 pm

      victor am sorry for you about what you’re saying.you’ll be surprised if Tanzania try even show a finger to the powerful warriors of Rwanda. as u just stated that Israel ideology? shame on you, Israel never and will never loose any war as Rwanda will.

  • bomshao July 20, 2013, 7:34 pm

    Where is Idd Amin…??? Tanzania just gave a piece of Advice!!! But Kagame went crazy as Kikwete never repeated a word!! We are just brothers in Africa. I know RwandaUrundi was a part of Tanzania long ago but colonialists just took that portion away from Tanzania long ago. I’m Kenyan but I see Tanzanians just did a right thing to help DRC, now that Rwanda want the war in Congo to continue!!! Funny and shamefully on Rwanda!!! Can they ever sustain fighting with the mighty army of Tanzania??? Isn’t Rwanda just surrounded? Coz they will be beaten from DRC (where TZ has its army) and also from Tanzania??? Crazy… I think Kagame has just decided to sacrifice his country and gooo… It was the Fascist Idd Amin (combined with Libya on their side) that ONLY Tanzania had to devastate, then the Nzuani dictator that ONLY Tanzania had to fight a SCIENTIFIC war, now KAGAME! Now Africa has decided to help DRC again with Tanzania, GO TZ GO….

  • Mwene Kabeya July 18, 2013, 3:25 pm

    There are three (3) main pillars that need be thoroughly understood viz:
    Primo: the Rwandan refugees whose majority hails from Hutu ethnic group but also including Tutsi have the absolute right to return home in honor.
    Secundo: Refugees based on the Congolese soil should not be given a special consideration relating them them to jenocide, but should be seen as rightful citizens of Rwanda and treated with dignity.
    Tertio: The absolute denial of General Kagame and his RPF government to the rights of Hutus refugees should not be a passport to maintain wars in the neighboring DR Congo

  • john July 18, 2013, 1:59 pm

    Facts be known to all those empty tins that call themselves truth seekers on the sympathy of Tanzania that, Gen. Kagame led a successful guerrilla war fare and repatriated all the refugees who wished to go home. Even the FDRL combatants who surrendered voluntarily including Maj.Gen. Rwarakabije are now free citizens and serving in Rwanda. Who are you despots to question Kagame’s integrity and stain him with blood ? We know Kikwete is a hutu extremist (with origins from Burundi) and the ideology of genocide is in his blood stream. Time will reveal the truth but dare not take Rwandans for granted…

    • Mwene Kabeya July 19, 2013, 12:38 pm

      I am back for a reply to you John.

      You can despise whoever you want insult among your fellow Rwandans. But do not bring yourself down to the level of an uncivilized being to insult the Tanzanian head of state. who are you and in which capacity? I suggest President Kagame is spoiling you people giving you wrong and dangerous examples liable to isolate the whole nation!!! It is high time you understood that Kagame is potentially dangerous and that the entire World is aware of that. take care

  • mr avalanche July 17, 2013, 12:07 pm

    President KIKWETE is now regarded by the US and the West as the wise man of Africa and particulars with those issues regarding the DRC and the Great lakes region;that’s why the US has decided to work with him along side with President Zuma for advice regarding African issues. General Kagame can’t fight with the well trained army like Tanzania;we are talking about disciplines here,any one can overran DRC army because they never stand to fights, PLEASE don’t mix DRC and Tanzania.I’m not Tanzanian but I’m African. General Kagame’s is under lot of pressures because is no longer the guard of the Great Lakes region. Mr Kikwete is well respected world wide. “Kagame is on BRINK!!!”

  • Victor July 17, 2013, 4:10 am

    May be you don’t know why Israel had to fight my friend Caleb.
    Just a simple adcice that you ‘re free wether to accept or not , that u want to go for fighting with Kikwete! That is nonsense my brother ,you ‘d better know that the hutu have the right to go back in their country. You don’t need to be one of those bloodsuckers. Everyone want the peace back in DRC and Rwanda as well .Kagame is a cruel man who invades Congo, people are trying to find out solution you become existed for no reason . How low memory are you guys.

  • Benzion July 17, 2013, 1:01 am

    You are not Israel, your leader and his band of killers have defiled the east part of Congo with sheddig innocent blood. YHWH G-d who protects Israel against the multitude of her enemis, does not protect evil leader nor the murdering army. Kagame is a evil and proud man… Very soon his jugement will fall and his day of reckoning is coming soon..

  • caleb July 16, 2013, 12:58 pm

    according to the insults on our president KAGAME,from a Man with a wife and kids considering His Excellence as a small boy this is shameful and i know that God humbles the proud and God is on our side(Rwandese),and to say that Tanzania is supported by south Africa,UN and others and that we have their part of land its nonsense bcz we know ourselves how Israel fought against all neighboring countries,won and took their lands that is what is going to happen if Tanzania tries to invade our country,you will see it with your own eyes!!!!!God is on our side

    • KAMANYOLA July 20, 2013, 11:41 am

      Tanzania never said they were going to attack Rwanda you propagandist Caleb. But Kagame said he would hit Kikwete and called him shameful names. You cant compare Rwanda and his killer Kagame to Israel. Kagame has wife and kids yes.. But act as a kid. I love that guy you said it.