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Zura Karuhimbi, rest in peace

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Obituary: Rwanda's Zura Karuhimbi, who saved dozens from genocide


    'Zura Karuhimbi had no weapons to defend herself when the men waving machetes surrounded her home, demanding she hand over those she was sheltering inside.

    She did, however, have a reputation for magical powers.

    That reputation, and the fear it engendered in the group of heavily armed men, was enough to keep an elderly woman and more than 100 others safe during the Rwandan genocide.


    "I only believed in one God and the thing of magical power was just an invention and cover I was using to save lives," she told Mr Bucyensenge in 2014.

    "I am not a witchdoctor."

    The tale, however, reached the highest levels in Rwanda, and, in 2006, she was awarded the Campaign Against Genocide Medal.
    BBC.co.uk, 22nd December 2018.

    Clever, compassionate & brave. Rest in peace, Ms Karuhimbi.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I was unaware of her story.

  3. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Same here. What a remarkable story. Thank you for posting it.
    Vince_Ulam, artboyusa and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I too was unaware of ts story but I love the statement at the end of the BBC article
    "Her story is a reminder that humanity prevails - even in the most difficult situations."
    Dragonlady30 and Vince_Ulam like this.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Righteous among the Nations.
    Vince_Ulam likes this.

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