Dear First Lady Agathe Habyarimana,
In remembrance of your beloved husband who died gloriously on the field of battle 23 years ago, we thought we would send you this letter expressing our sympathy. They say time heals, but ¼ century later, the wounds left buy that unjust act, the murder of your husband, still fresh.
We feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of ours which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But we cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Rwandan people he served faithfully, and the republic he died trying to preserve.
We pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom, freedom he gave us, freedom we now long for and it is nowhere to be found.
As the saying goes, you never know what you have got until it is gone.
With the political and social quagmire Rwanda is in now, it is now clear how great of a Statesman your husband was. We can only regret taking him for granted!
He shall be missed eternally.
Iwacu Heza Staff.