Patrick Mazimhaka, one of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Inkotanyi founder members has died in India.
The news of the passing of Patrick Mazimhaka spread all over social media platforms on Thursday morning.
“You put up a good fight Uncle Patrick during your glorious time on earth. You were brave and a gallant liberator of your country and a champion of Pan Africanism. May you rest in heavenly peace Uncle. Profound memories of you and your humility and wisdom shall remain with me forever,” Eulogized one Robert N. Ford on his Facebook account.
During the RPF struggle, Patrick Mazimhaka served as Commissioner for External Relations when the RPF launched the armed struggle on October 1, 1990.
In 1993, he was elected the vice-chairman of RPF, a position he held until 1998. He also served in different capacities such as the President’s Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region.
In July 2003, he served as deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission, among others.
Until his death, Mazimhaka had retired from politics. He died at the age of 69.