‘I Invited People to Seek Peace and Remember’

'I Invited People to Seek Peace and Remember'
'I Invited People to Seek Peace and Remember'

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa has just completed 100-day walk across Rwanda to mark the 25th
anniversary of the genocide.

At that time, when he was seven years old, he saw his father being murdered.

Each day of his walk represented a day when the killing took place.

About one million people were slaughtered by ethnic Hutu extremists. They were targeting
members of the minority Tutsi community, as well as their political opponents, irrespective of their ethnic origin. I did [the walk] to remember and invite people to seek peace,” Mr Ntigurirwa told reporters.

He was joined by people who had forgiven those who had killed their family members as well as some perpetrators. His trek also helped him to heal.

“I’ve walked all across the country and no-one asked me whether I am a Tutsi, Or a Hutu, They saw me as a human being and they saw me as a Rwandan.” Ntigurirwa said.


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