The Habyarimana Presidential Palace preserves the plane crash site that took the lives of President Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira on April 6, 1994. The plane crashed onto the palace grounds. Parts of the plane are preserved. The rest of the palace has been left to rot. Considered an official museum, the palace contains zero wall text about Habyarimana or the site's significance. Considering the lack of information, I argue that the site's preservation must be looked at as a political message. One might argue that the site is meant to humiliate any Habyarimana apologists.
December 20, 2012
Property of Jordan Broutman
Jordan Broutman, “Habyarimana Museum,” Rwandan Genocide Memorials, accessed December 1, 2023, https://rwandanmemorials.omeka.net/items/show/41.