Military clearly plotted Walter Rodney’s death –Fr Rodrigues

-recounts night of killing

Dr. Walter Rodney’s killing was a clearly orchestrated plan of the military, according to Roman Catholic priest, Father Malcolm Rodrigues, who yesterday said the historian and political activist had been “singled out and targeted” during a time when people were marginalised under the Forbes Burnham administration.

Testifying before members of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Rodney’s death, Rodrigues, a supporter of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and a close family-friend of Rodney, insisted that the police and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers were engaging in meetings at Ogle and people feared that something suspicious was about to take place. “There was something going on,” he said, while giving evidence from the witness dock at the Supreme Court Law Library.

The CoI was set up to probe the death of Rodney, co-leader of the WPA, who was killed in a car near  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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