Violence Rawlings writes to Mugabe over Burundi killings

According to Mr Rawlings, the recent violent developments in Burundi require pragmatic action.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Former President J.J Rawlings has requested for an urgent deployment of African Union troops to Burundi to prevent, contain and possibly arrest those who are committing extra-judicial killings in that country.

According to Mr Rawlings, the recent violent developments in Burundi require pragmatic action.

In a diplomatic letter to the current African Union Chairman and Zimbabwean President, Mr Robert Mugabe, which the Daily Graphic intercepted, Mr Rawlings stated: “If these killings are not contained and the government not checkmated, both militarily and politically, the government will attempt to consolidate itself at the high cost of human life, the exodus of vulnerable ethnic groups will continue and the rest will be terrorised into subjugation.”

Read more: Mugabe to rule from wheelchair

In the view of Mr Rawlings, the Heads of State of the East African Community who intervened in the failed coup in Burundi last May could have anticipated the kind of vindictive reaction that would, no doubt, reignite and exacerbate the cold-blooded killings of Burundi’s past.”

See also: Robert Mugabe awarded 'China's Nobel peace prize'

“Your Excellency, the citizens of Burundi does not deserve this violence being visited on them as a result of a quest to perpetuate one’s rule,” Mr Rawlings stated, saying the urgent deployment of the African Union Standby Force was of utmost necessity.

Source: Graphiconline

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Election 2016 Ghana's presidential candidates make final push before votebullet
2 Redevelopment Mahama opens Kejetia market today [Photos]bullet
3 Fraud Alert Fake US Embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade of...bullet
4 Chaos At Bus Stations NDC, NPP hijack buses at terminals as...bullet
5 Election 2016 Fuel stations may come under attack on Dec 7 -...bullet
6 In Central Region Police intercept a bunch of cedi notes in...bullet
7 In Eastern Region NDC DCE robbed at gunpointbullet
8 Election 2016 Weapons allegedly seized from an NDC sympathiserbullet
9 GYEEDA scandal Mahama pretends to prosecute Abuga Pele -...bullet
10 His Excellency Top 10 John Mahama quotes that will...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
3 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of Dec 7...bullet
4 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
5 Video Florence Obinim defends husband Bishop Obinimbullet
6 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet
7 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
8 News On The Go NDC manifesto ready - Asiedu Nketiabullet
9 Ghana's 1966 coup Kwesi Pratt Junior recalls the...bullet
10 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet

News