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Musanze caves, recently opened as a tourism location in Rwanda. " In 1994 they killed people and threw them here. We saw it when they came to take the bodies from the caves after and bury them together somewhere.
Tourist are coming to visit now, but before when we didn’t have water we’d go into the caves to fetch water. There are springs in the caves with water.
People believe they were created by King Ruganzu- he was special and strong and could pass from one hill through to another one.
We belive King Ruganzo had a fantastic power. If he wanted to disappear he could pass through the mountain entering through a small small hole and exiting through a big hole somewhere else.
The king was full of power
There’s no special thing to use the caves for other than those who are asthmatic. There is a bat and if you share water with that bat this can heal the person having asthma.
We still do this today. There are people who are always chasing this bat.
If you give the bat water and share with that kid and release the bat the sickness will go from the child’s body and leave in the bat’s body." - Hussein
a local man.