Rwandan opposition politician in exile shot dead in Cape Town

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A Rwandan opposition figure exiled in South Africa he has been shot dead in Cape Town in what his party described as a “murder”.

Seif Bamporiki, 49, who was the coordinator of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) in the South Africa, was killed while delivering furniture in the crime-ridden Nyanga Township.

While the motive for his killing is not yet clear, an RNC spokesman, Etienne Mutabazi, said the method reflected past politically motivated attacks.

The murder “was executed in a similar modus operandi of luring the victim into a compromising and unsafe environment for the murder,” he said.

Mutabazi was referring to past attacks on Rwandan dissidents in South Africa, including the former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya who was strangled in his room at a luxury hotel in 2014.

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