Rwandan opposition politician Bomporiki murdered in South Africa

Obinwannem News Rwandan opposition politician Bomporiki murdered in South Africa

Seif Bomporiki, Rwanda’s opposition politician who exiled in South Africa (Cape Town), was Murdered on Sunday.

Seif Bomporiki, 49, was the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) coordinator in South Africa. He was shot upon delivering furniture in the crime ridden township of Nyanga.

However, the reason for his murder was unknown, his party said the attack was an “assassination”.

Spokesperson for RNC, Etienne Mutabazi told AFP, the method mirrored past political motivated attacks.

“The killing was executed in a similar modus operandi of luring the victim in a compromising and insecure environment for assassination,” he said.

Mutabazi narrated that Bomporiki and his colleague from a pawn shop were attacked by two gunmen assailant as they waited for a client who had disembarked from their vehicle to collect money to pay for a bed he bought.

The client “had being looking for him for quite a while,” Mutabazi said. “Even on Saturday, that particular individual camse to the shop and said only Bomporiki could serve him”.

The attackers shot him and made off with the pick-up truck and money, leaving his body on the ground. No arrest has been made so far, since the incident.

According to Mutabazi, past attacks on Rwanda residents in South Africa; including ex-intelligence Chief Patrick Karegeya whose body was found strangled in his room in a luxury hotel in January 1, 2014.

Other Rwandan opposition politicians have been attacked and killed in South Africa, leading to strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Another Rwandan fugitive, former general Kayumba Nyamwasa , survived two asssination attempts.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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