Sergeant Major Jean Baptiste Bisemakweli, a former head escort to Colonel Vedaste Hatangumuremyi, the FDLR secretary General returned to Rwanda this august 30, after defecting from a rebel zone in Kiyeye Rutshuru
Sgt. Bisemakweli said that the divisions among the rebels (FDLR Foca) which have seen a breakaway group CNRD-Ubwiyunge and continued attacks by the DR Congo army is the reason why most rebels have continued to give up on the rebellion.
“I have made no progress after 29 years in the rebellion. I want to settle down and make a difference in my life and family. Life within FDLR is uncertain and has no future for me” said Sgt Maj Bisemakweli.
The continued defection of FDLR rebels has taken a spiral effect of since last year and this is believed to be weakening the force which has spent over two decades fight a ‘losing’ war against Rwanda.
At least More 95 Rwandans have managed to return home safely after escaping claims of being enslaved to the rebel’s activities for over 20 years.
The previous defection case was this February 2016, in which Captain Aphrodice Munyampeta a.k.a Prince, a commissioned officer and one of the chief escorts to FDLR Supreme commander also defected through the western border between the DR Congo and Rwanda accompanied by four other combatants and their families.
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