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Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli passes on

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Lieutenant General Jacques Musemakweli, Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) Inspector General has passed on.

His demise has been confirmed by RDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Rwivanga.

“It is true that he passed on last night,” he said.

Lt. Gen. Jacques Musemakweli was among RPA soldiers that liberated the country and stopped the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

He held different senior positions in RDF leadership including; commander of Republican Guards, Army Chief of Staff and Reserve Force Chief of Staff.

On 12th January 2018, President Paul Kagame and the Commander in Chief of RDF promoted Jacques Musemakweli from the rank of Major General to Lieutenant General.

Among others, Lt Gen Jacques Musemakweli once served as the commander of the Republican Guards prior to his appointment as Army Chief of Staff in 2016.

At the time, he was at the rank of Major General. In April 2019, Lt. Gen. Jacques Musemakweli was appointed the Commander of Reserve Forces prior to 3rd February 2019 when he became RDF Inspector General.

He also served as the Chairman of APR FC from 2013 until January 2021. Lt Gen Musemakweli had taken post from Maj Gen Alex Kagame who was leaving for studies in China.

Lt Gen Musemakweli was recently replaced by Maj Gen Mubaraka Muganga to the position in January 2021.

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