Arsenal fans from across the country on Saturday visited the Nyanza memorial site in the Southern Province to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
After paying their homage to the bodies of Tutsis buried in Nyanza Memorial site, Arsenal fans went to Nyamagana village where they donated 74 goats and 150 t-shirts to 36 families that were affected by the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
Arsenal Fans held a minute of Remembrance of Victims of 1994 Genocide against Tutsis
Apollo Munanura, the president of the Rwanda Arsenal Fans Club (RAFC) tells The New Times, “Before being fans of Arsenal, we are Rwandans. Today we are here to be part of a cause that makes us relevant to our society.” He emphasized the need for all people to be ambassadors who preach against Genocide denial.
Arsenal Fans in Rwanda, "before being Arsenal Fans we are Rwandans"
“We have learnt a lot today that is going to help in educating most of our colleagues about what happened here. For example, I didn’t know all these people died in Nyanza,” said Willy Kamanzi, an Arsenal fan.
They donated and interacted with 36 families in Nyanza District
Emmanuela ‘Nana’ Ikirezi’, and Safari Kizito, all Arsenal fans from Kigali and also survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, urged the youth in Nyamagana Village to work hard and play their rightful role in the development of the country. They also thanked the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) leadership for having stopped the Genocide.
Source: The New Times