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Minister of the Interior and Communal Development
Minister of the Interior In the Buyoya Government
Palipehutu has no connection whatsoever with former President Bagaza's supporters, nor with the coup plotters, as was stated by Francois Ngeze, Burundi's Minister of the Interior and Communal Development, during an interview on 9 April 1992.
It was presided by François Ngeze, a Hutu member of the National Assembly belonging to UPRONA, who had been Minister of the Interior in the Buyoya Government, Lt.Col.At 9 p.m., Ngeze, presenting himself as President of a non existent "Conseil national de salut public" announced measures taken to "manage the crisis", among them the replacement of the Governors.
The team of participants comprises the Honorable Gérard Ruzagiriza (chief of the delegation), Etienne Nyahoza, Colonel Adrien Rukemampunzi, as well as honorable François Ngeze, deputy of UPRONA who, on 21.10.1993, had accepted to be nominated by the putschists as president of the Republic, in replacement of President Melchior Ndadaye, assassinated the same day.
Cet organe était présidé par François Ngeze, député hutu membre de l'UPRONA et ex-ministre de l'intérieur du gouvernement Buyoya, le lieutenant-colonel Jean Bikomagu, chef d'état-major de l'armée et deux autres lieutenants-colonels, Pascal Simbanduku et Jean-Bosco Daradangwe.Le Comité a ordonné aux commandants militaires dans les provinces d'arrêter les gouverneurs et de les remplacer, a replacé la gendarmerie sous le commandement de l'armée et a convoqué les dirigeants politiques et les diplomates étrangers pour "examiner les moyens de gérer la crise". À 21 heures, Ngeze, se présentant comme le président d'un fantomatique "Conseil national de salut public", a annoncé un certain nombre de mesures en vue de "gérer la crise", entre autres le remplacement des gouverneurs.The Burundi National Salvation Committee,set up by military coup leaders, elected civilian Francois Ngeze as head of state.Radio Burundi returned to the air for the first time since the coup, broadcasting military music."The committee late on Thursday elected Francois Ngeze head of state," the radio said.The committee, it added, would draw its membership from the armed forces, political parties, human rights groups and clerics.Army coup leaders who ended Burundi's fledgling democracy declared a state of emergency and set up a National Salvation Committee headed by a former interior minister.State-run radio Burundi, monitored by Reuters in the capital of neighbouring Rwanda Friday, said the committee had elected civilian Francois Ngeze as head of state.Ngeze,from the majority Hutu tribe, was interior minister in the government of military ruler Pierre Buyoya, who was defeated by President Melchior Ndadaye in Burundi's first multiparty elections in June.They include the then Minister of Defence, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Ntakije, the then army chief of staff, Lieutenant Colonel Jean Bikomagu, Lieutenant Colonel Isaie Nibizi, who was the commander of the military barracks responsible for President Ndadayes security and is currently spokesperson for the armed forces and François Ngeze, a Hutu member of UPRONA and member of parliament who was named as the head of the Conseil national de salut public, National Council of Public Salvation appointed by the coup plotters to head the country.
Burundian Interior Minister Francois Ngeze announced official results of Burundi's first multiparty parlimentary elections.Ngeze, gave the opposition party the Front for Ngeze The Burundi Natonal Salvation Committee,set up by military coup leaders, elected civilian Francois Ngeze as head of state.Radio Burundi returned to the air for the first time since the coup, broadcasting military music."The committee late on Thursday elected Francois Ngeze head of state," the radio said.State-run radio Burundi, monitored by Reuters in the capital of neighbouring Rwanda Friday, said the committee had elected civilian Francois Ngeze as head of state.Ngeze,