Africa’s Digital President honorable Paul Kagame has been linked to a notorious Twitter troll in which a bizarre message was sent through his twitter account.
@RichardGoldston has been the lately ‘a daily diet of politically incorrect abuse’ twitter handle from Rwanda who was an anonymous Rwandan tweeter which has no relation at all to Richard Goldstone, a former prosecutor on the International Criminal Tribunal for the country who routinely hurled insults and made comments that differed considerably from Rwandan government policy.
The individual called South African president a “black retard” criticizing AU terming it a toothless dog, saying UN is used by powerful nations for own agendas referring that to Tanzania saying they shouldn’t talk to AU and UN was no better either. He also twitted supporting M23 rebellion in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo a rebellion the government of Rwanda has denied supporting
A foreign journalist however asked him to stop making misogynistic comments on twitter and even offered to email or call him to explain. He suddenly received a tweet in reply- but not from Richard Goldston’s account instead, it came from President Kagame’s account. From the presidents account saying “Go right ahead hero, I haven’t seen no email yet or hear my phone ring yet.” It seems the same person tweeting as Richard Goldston still has an access to Kagame’s account.
However, the president’s office has since said the account belonged to a junior staff member whose account has now been deleted and the staff member reprimanded. Questions still linger about the whole fiasco.