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Camir Nkuruziza. Courtesy photo

Former Kagame Bodyguard-Turned Critic Assassinated

Suspicion points to President Kagame who is pursuing his critics in foreign countries and killing them.
posted onMay 31, 2019
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By Kampala Post Reporter

Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s former bodyguard Camir Nkuruziza has been assassinated by gunmen in Cape Town South Africa.

Nkuruziza later fell out with President Kagame accusing him of intolerance to dissenting views. He is the second-high profile person to be killed in South Africa after former Rwanda intelligence boss Col. Patrick Karegeya, who was killed in 2014.

Nkuruziza is remembered for starting a campaign, dubbed No 3rd term for Kagame, which was very popular among the opposition in Rwanda. Former Rwandan army chief General Kayumba Nyamwasa has also survived two attempts on his life.

Camir Nkuruziza is a brother of Sergeant Innocent Karisa who is in prison in Rwanda on suspicion of being a member of Rwanda National Congress, an opposition outfit. Suspicion in the assassination points to President Kagame who is pursuing his critics in foreign countries and killing them.

Analysts believe that the assassins of Camir Nkuruziza could have flown to South Africa together with President Paul Kagame who attended the swearing-in ceremony of President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday.

Security observers believe that President Paul Kagame travels to foreign countries together with operatives from the feared Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) who are now suspected to have assassinated Camir Nkuruziza.

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