Former rebel executed in Burundi

2010-10-24 19:57

Bujumbura - A member of Burundi's former rebel movement was executed overnight by a group of men wearing police uniforms north of the capital Bujumbura, officials told AFP on Sunday.

"Eight armed men, including six in police uniforms, entered the home of an FNL (National Liberation Forces) demobilised member called Anicet Ndayshimiye and took him away," local official Jean-Pierre Ndayiragije said.

"They then tied him up and riddled his body with bullets, from his head down to his feet, before making off in a jeep that was waiting for them," he said.

Ndayiragije refused to speculate on who might be behind the execution but local residents alleged the killers were agents of the regime.

The killing took place in an area which has witnessed a string of tit-for-tat killings pitting members of President Pierre Nkurunziza's ruling Cndd-FDD against FNL supporters.

The violence comes amid growing fears that the civil conflict that left 300 000 people dead between 1993 and 2006 was resuming.

FNL leader Agathon Rwasa, whose movement laid down arms only last year, fled the capital in June after pulling out of an electoral process he and all other opposition parties claimed was rigged by the regime.

Senior Burundian intelligence sources claim he is based in the eastern DR Congo and being supported by other rebel movements there, allegations Rwasa's deputy has denied.

- SAPA

Read more on:    fnl  |  agathon rwasa  |  pierre nkurunziza  |  burundi
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/World
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Thursday Muizenberg - 12:29 PM
    Road name: Atlantic Road
    TRUCK ACCIDENT near Main Road - expect delays
  • Thursday Montague Gardens - 11:42 AM
    Road name: Montague Drive Southbound
    DELAYS approaching Bosmansdam Road due to roadworks
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia Lumia 800

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, ...

From R2775.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your heart is big and you are sensitive to the needs of those around you. Your humanitarian side is emphasized today and you may...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.