DEAD: Former Rwanda Minister Joseph Desire Nyandwi.

Barely a week after the death of former Rwandan justice minister Jean de Dieu Mucyo, another former Minister Joseph Desire Nyandwi has died.

Nyandwi, who passed on this morning while undergoing treatment at the King Faisal Hospital in Kigali aged 62, served as the local government minister of Rwanda from 2000 to 2003, after which he joined Parliament, where he has been an MP for 13 years.

After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda Nyandwi, who studied agriculture at university, served as the head (Prefet) of Gitarama (province) between 1994 and 1999.

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Born in Nyamagabe in present-day Southern province, Nyandwi is survived by two children.