Popular Rwandan musician Kizito Mihigo has admitted he had contact with an exiled opposition group at the start of his trial on terrorism charges.

But he has denied involvement in a plot to kill President Paul Kagame along with his three other co-accused.

In text messages with a member of the South Africa-based Rwanda National Congress (RNC) he said he had discussed the peaceful removal of the government.

His lawyer said this was not a crime under Rwandan law.

‘Emotional’
“In WhatsApp and Skype conversations between Mihigo and Callixte Nsabimana, an RNC member, the two discussed plans of overthrowing the government by use of violence,” Rwanda’s New Times paper quotes Prosecutor Faustin Nkusi as saying.

In court, Mr Mihigo initially pleaded guilty – then he asked for forgiveness for contacting the RNC and said he was not involved in any murder plots.

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