icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Six arrested in plot to murder Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina after months-long investigation

Six arrested in plot to murder Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina after months-long investigation
Madagascan police detained six people on Tuesday, including a foreign national and two bi-nationals, after a lengthy investigation uncovered an alleged plot to assassinate the president.

In a statement released by Berthine Razafiarivony, the prosecutor general of the Court of Appeal in the island’s capital, Antananarivo, the authorities announced the arrest of six individuals who were plotting to kill the country’s leader.

“According to the evidence in our possession, these individuals had devised a plan for the elimination and neutralization of a number of people, including the head of state,” the prosecutor said.

While the statement did not confirm the identities of the individuals arrested, it declared that one was a foreign national, two are bi-national and three were Madagascan nationals.

The police had reportedly been investigating the alleged plot “for several months,” but acted only now, when they finally had the opportunity to detain all those involved.

Also on rt.com If black lives matter, then why are African leaders with a different take on Covid-19 being taunted?

It is not known how far the plot had evolved, or if there was a credible threat to the life of the president prior to the arrests. No further details have been released, other than that the arrests were made on Tuesday.

President Rajoelina was sworn into office in 2019 after prevailing in an election that was marred with reports of voter fraud and concluded with a constitutional court challenge by rival contender Marc Ravalomanana. However, Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court ruled that Rajoelina had won the support of the country, with more than 55% of the vote, and was duly elected.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.