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Madagascar: Marc Ravalomanana returning to the island in the next few hours for the celebration of the 54th Anniversary of independence?

The former Malagasy president Marc Ravalomanana, deposed and exiled since 2009 in South Africa, might be present in the big island, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, for the celebration of the 54th Anniversary of the independence of Madagascar, as indicated in the L'Express newspaper that reports information relayed by the Ravalomanana movement.
The former head of State would have received an official invitation on the part of the Presidency of the Republic without however the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar was unable to confirm the news with the Presidency's services.
Thus, still deprived of valid passport since his official travel document has expired, and also subject of a prohibition on leaving South Africa from the justice in this country, Marc Ravalomanana, unless a dramatic turn of event of last minute, should not trample his homeland within the next hours.
As a reminder, in March, the Attorney general to the Court of appeal had also recalled that Marc Ravalomanana should be arrested once he will be back in Madagascar. Recognised guilty of murder and complicity in murders on August 28, 2010, by the Court of Tananarive, Marc Ravalomanana was in absentia to forced labour for the death of some 30 demonstrators, forced on February 7, 2009, outside the Presidential Palace.
The pro-Rajoelina demonstrators were coldly shot by the presidential guard of former Malagasy president, Marc Ravalomanana, according to Malagasy justice who also sentenced two officers in that case.

Antso Rajaona

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