Roopnaraine mum on murder plot but admits time was not safe

Co-leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine is opting not to respond directly to claims that a plot was engineered to kill him in 1979.

Dr. Roopnaraine, who was completing his witness statement for the ongoing Commission of Inquiry into the death of Dr Walter Rodney, yesterday said that he didn’t want to find himself commenting on testimony because he himself would be appearing before the commission.

However, asked whether he knew witness Robert Gates and whether he was aware of a plot to kill him that the convicted con man attested to last week, Roopnaraine said that all he is prepared to say at this point is that he did know the ex-policeman by that name and that “we (WPA) had good reason to believe after the Vreed-en-Hoop meeting that it …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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