Ex-Rwandan spy killed in SA

By Drum Digital
02 January 2014

A former head of Rwanda's external intelligence service was found strangled in a hotel in Johannesburg, where he has lived in exile for several years.

A former head of Rwanda's external intelligence service was found strangled in a hotel in Johannesburg, where he has lived in exile for several years, his opposition party said.

"The Rwandan opposition is deeply saddened to announce the assassination of Colonel Patrick Karegeya in Johannesburg," the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) said in a statement. "His body was found in a hotel where he went for a meeting."

"It is true," Frank Ntwali, the party's chairperson for Africa told AFP early on Thursday. "He was strangled by agents of (Rwandan President Paul) Kagame."

Ntwali said Karegeya was killed at the Michelangelo Towers, an upmarket hotel in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton. It was not immediately clear if he was killed on Tuesday night or on Wednesday.

- SAPA

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