Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Exiled Rwandan ex-army officer gunned down in Mozambique

A Rwandan dissident was shot dead in Mozambique, where he settled as a refugee after being expelled from his home country in 1994, police said on Tuesday.

Unidentified armed men have Revocant Karemangingo, a former Rwandan Lieutenant when he drove into his house on Monday evening in Matola, a suburb of the capital, Maputo.

“The bandits … fired nine shots at the vehicle. The victim was rushed to hospital, however he died, “said police spokeswoman Carmina Leite.

” There is still no evidence of the murderers, “she said, adding that the police” were working on the case “.

< Karemangingo, 49, is the youngest in a line of Rwandan dissidents who have been murdered in southern Africa in recent years.

In addition to refugees and economic migrants, the region also has critics of President Paul’s Rwandan Patriotic Front Kagame dressed, d he then the genocide of the Tutsi of 1994 took over power.

Karemangingo is supposed to gain a foothold in opposition politics from his new office.

“The Rwandan community in Mozambique is afraid this murder, “Cleophas Habiyaremye, president of the Association of Rwandan Refugees in Mozambique, told AFP.

A number of murders have been reported over the past decade, including two Rwandan opposition figures who were murdered in South Africa in 2014 and 2021

The latter was shot dead while delivering furniture to a township in Cape Town.

Former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya was found strangled in a hotel room.

Im October 2012, the body of the former head of the Rwandan Development Bank, Theogene Turatsinze, was found floating at sea off Maputo.


Two years later, Pretoria expelled Rwandan diplomats after a South African court committed four men to the murder of Rwanda Ex-army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa found guilty in 2010.

Rwanda is regularly charged with persecution for opponents in exile, a charge Kigali has always denied.