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Mugabe Says Basketball Has Helped Him Deal With Genocide Wounds

Mugabe Says Basketball Has Helped Him Deal With Genocide Wounds

Former Rwandan national Basketball team captain, Aristide Mugabe, said that the sport has helped him cope with the effects of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Mugabe was born to the late Theotime Habiryayo and Veneranda Mukamurehe, on 11 February 1988 in Huye District. He is the second born in a family of three boys.

When his father and big brother as well as other relatives were murdered by the Interahamwe militia during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, the Patriot forward lived in several places as his family tried to escape the militia. He said:

When I began playing basketball in 2000, that’s when for the first time, I felt some relief in my heart; I learned to be open to everyone regardless of who they are, and I felt a sense of belonging to the society again.

Ever since I started playing basketball, my life started changing although it was not easy at the beginning.

I started making new friends and we could crack jokes and forget the past, they helped me laugh, something that was very difficult before.

Basketball also helped me deal with the wounds of the Genocide.

Mugabe his top-flight basketball debut with Rusizi Basketball Club in 2007.

He has previously featured for Espoir from 2009 until 2015 before he joined the Patriots.

More: The New Times


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13 Comments

tha_data_ninja 2 weeks ago

and I thought it was sport news🤦‍♂️


CCC 1 month ago

True


THE FIEND 1 month ago

Pindula i think you failed to explain how this guy got the name Mugabe, because that's not his Surname either.


pindura mivhunzo 1 month ago

you chose this article because there's Mugabe's name on it


feke feke 1 month ago

even pindula admins had never been in Burundi ,Ghana or Rwanda

they just copy and paste Burundi news to this free sites

unfortunately no1 hold them accountable coz we are getting free readings

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mugabe 1 month ago

team pindula who is this guy
to me t seems he is a foreighner
doing his rounds no pressure


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

They could be having a far fetched relationship because **** migrared soutwards from "GURUUSWA" which include modern countries like RWANDA, BURUNDI and UGANDA.


NBA 1 month ago

some headlines so kkk who is this guy


❣️✍️ 1 month ago

Ndiko kunyora nhau uku
ndokugona

NBA 1 month ago

Pindula is slowly becoming Zbc kkk kushaya nyaya uku

nomy 1 month ago

not even linked with th late mugabe even with upcoming robrt junior so sad

🤠 1 month ago

Mugabe ihama yaMugabe here


Peter manyumwa 1 month ago

great site



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