Pretoria, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa warned today that this country would prevent by all means illegal activities on its national territory by any foreign Government, a statement interpreted by the media as a warning to Rwanda.
Diplomatic relations between both African countries have been tense since the past week, when Pretoria and Kigali decreed reciprocal expulsions of diplomats, twice as much in the case of the nation in the Great Lakes region.
On Thursday, national authorities dismissed three Rwandan State representatives and a day later the administration of President Paul Kagame ordered expulsion of six South African diplomats from Kigaly.
“This a very serious warning to anyone, in any part of the world: the South African territory can not be used as path to carry out illegal activities,” Justice Minister Jeff Radebe told the media in southern Cape City.
The political friction emerged after masked armed individuals broke into the residence of Rwandan former Army Chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa on Tuesday to assassinate him.