February 2, 2023

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Diendéré accusations against former Prime Minister Zita


In front of the Ouagadougou Court Martial, General Gilbert Dienderé stated that he had arranged a meeting on October 15, 1987, between President Thomas Sankara and Captain Blaise Campora, who were in charge of security. But Staff Sergeant Hyacinth Kafando did not go for it. Meeting. Hours later, people from close custody of Place Campora shot and killed President Thomas Sankara and his comrades. It is not possible to ask Chief Warrant Officer Hyacinth Kafando in this case: he has been out of the country since 2015. And it is, according to General Deender, with the support of former Prime Minister Jacob Isaac Zita under change.

With our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Bhutani

In Burkina Faso, the name of the then Chief Sergeant, Hyacinth Kafando, has been on trial since the trial of the accused began on October 15, 1987, in the case of the alleged murder of President Thomas Sankara and his associates. Facts, it turns out.

During the trial of Sankara’s case, Judge Summon summoned Heisinde Kafando, the chief warrant officer in Burkina Faso. But at the time Captain Blaise Campora’s former defense boss did not appear in the judge’s office. ” Hyacinth Kafando’s son-in-law, a corporal in the Armed Forces, told me that there was a summons from the judge against his uncle. », Supports General Gilbert Dientere at the helm.

Police officers on the way …

According to the former chief executive of Blaise Compaoré, General Yacouba Isaac Zida, the then Prime Minister under the change, was the one who suggested to Heisinde Kafando not to respond to the conference on June 22, 2015. “Jacoba Isaac Zida advised Corporal Maddie Buffetnam to prevent Hyacinth Kafando from leaving the Burkina Faso territory because the trial magistrate will put genders on his heels. , Explains General Dientere. Corporal Maddie Buffetnam is said to have taken Chief Warrant Officer Heisinde Kafando to one of the borders of Burkina Faso.

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Gen. Gilbert Dientere says he was indicted in the case on the instructions of General Jacob Isaac Zita, although he assured him he was not going to worry.

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