KIGALI —The Inspector-General of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), Lieutenant General Jacques Musemakweli has died. He was 59.
A military spokesperson Lt. Col. Ronald Rwivanga
told local media that Gen. Musemakweli passed on Thursday.
“It is true he passed on last night,” said Rwivanga.
“We are still verifying the cause,” he was quoted by local media as saying.
Gen. Musemakweli was appointed Inspector General of RDF in 2019.
During his time in service, Musemakweli served in different key roles of the military leadership, including the Reserve Force Chief of Staff.
He also previously served as Chief of Staff of Land Forces.
Prior to that, Musemakweli served as the head of the Republican Guard, which among others is in charge of protecting Rwanda’s Head of State.
Other roles in which Musemakweli has previously served include serving as the military football club president, APR FC.