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Johannesburg - An exiled Rwandan general shot in South Africa attempted to testify about his experience during a trial over the event, but was interrupted by a Rwandan government lawyer who objected that his testimony could be political.
General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, took the stand on Wednesday as a witness in the attempted murder case, making his first public appearance since he was shot and wounded in Joburg in 2010.
Rwandan authorities have repeatedly denied involvement, and hired South African lawyer Gerhard van der Merwe to monitor proceedings.
After the prosecutor, Shaun Abrahams, told the court he wanted Nyamwasa to describe his background, van der Merwe interrupted to say that could lead to speculation about government involvement.
Magistrate Stanley Mkhari advised van der Merwe to wait until he heard evidence before objecting. Then Mkhari called a recess. - Sapa-AP