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.
May you Rest In Peace,my friend.May the good Lord protect your family and give them peace as they bid you fare well.
Patrick was my house prefect in the West House at Ntare. He helped me settle in the school and remained a great friend. His humility despite greatness always shone through. Condolences to Jolly and the children.
Too.Imana imwakire umubyeye,wabaye intwari,wagiye uduha urugero rwiza mubihe bitandukanye,ibikomeye nibyoroshye.nubwo kumva iyi nkuru nca mugogo bitoroshye kuyakira.ariko kuko Ku isi turi abagenzi ijyire mu ijuru ijabiro kwa Jambo.kan kandi Imana ibane n abasigaye baba kubyakira ibakimeze .
May God help Patric’s Family now in pain. Sincere condolences
May his Soul Rest in Peace, and his memory stay with us forever through his legacy.
RIP Mzee. We shall forever remember you
rest in peace inlaw Patrick Mazimpaka as you have been a blessing to many around the world. It is now our prayer that the lord may award you the key of internal life on that day when we will all meet him . May the family be covered by the healing hand of our lord Jesus Christ Amen! uganda kapchorwa
Patrick and I started Ntare School on the same day, 23rd January, 1964, and our friendship was instant. Because I “skipped” S.4, we were together for 5 memorable years of our youth (Jan 1964 to Dec 1968).
We didn’t get in touch again until the height of genocide when Hon Louise Mushikiwabo (now Rwanda’s Foreign Minister) connected us. Patrick was then in Canada coordinating RPF activities and I was living and working in Ohio, USA. We then resumed (our friendship) where we had left off, and even tried to make up for lost time. Fare thee well my good friend.
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