Agence France-PresseJuly 13, 2013 01:02
Villagers in southern Madagascar recall with bitterness the day the soldiers came and razed their homes to the ground, but the officer they accuse denies any responsibility.
"The soldiers arrived and started shooting," said Tongnazy, a farmwoman from Voromiantsa, a village in southern Madagascar a two-day walk from the nearest major town.
"What did we do wrong?" I asked. "A soldier told me to 'shut up' and smacked my head with his rifle."
"Then he said, 'we are going to burn your village'."