ALARMING! Another Rwandan Opposition Leader Assassinated In South Africa

Compiled By Markson Omagor from Agencies


A Rwandan opposition politician living in exile in South Africa has been shot dead.


Reports say Seif Bamporiki was killed while delivering furniture to a client on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. It is not clear whether the murder was politically motivated.


The assailants took mobile phones and wallets before they fled the scene.


No arrests have been made.


Mr Bamporiki was the coordinator of the Rwanda National Congress.


Party spokesman, Etienne Mutabazi, told the BBC that a client had made contact with Mr Bamporiki – who runs a bed shop – asking if he had a bed to sell.


The client then asked for the bed to be delivered in Nyanga township and drove with Mr Bamporiki and his associate to the area where the bed was supposed to have been delivered.


The details of what happened thereafter are yet to be confirmed, but Mr Bamporiki was killed by a single shot fired through the window of the vehicle.


However, what is known is that the supposed client had left the deceased alone in the car for about 15 minutes.


Nyanga township is known to be one of the most dangerous townships in South Africa. At some point it had the highest murder rate per annum.

In a tweet, one of the Rwandan opposition members, Robert Patrick Fati Gakwerere based in South Africa said;

“Seif Bamporiki has been an active and devoted member of Rwanda National Congress of General Kayumba Nyamwasa, and few minutes ago, he was assassinated in Cape Town, South Africa by Rwanda’s external intelligence operatives using silencer handguns.”


South Africa and Rwanda recently restored full diplomatic relations after the attempted assassination of former Rwandan army chief Kayumba Nyamwasa, who was accused by his country’s government of using South Africa as his base for subversive activities.


Another former Rwandan intelligence Chief Patrick Karegeya was found strangled in his hotel room in South Africa.



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