Rwandan ex-spy to be buried in SA

By Drum Digital
09 January 2014

Rwanda's former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya, who was found strangled to death in a Johannesburg hotel on New Year's Day, will be buried in South Africa where he was exiled, his widow said.

Rwanda's former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya, who was found strangled to death in a Johannesburg hotel on New Year's Day, will be buried in South Africa where he was exiled, his widow said on Wednesday.

"The funeral will take place in Johannesburg," Leah Karegeya told AFP on the phone from the United States where she lives.

The burial date is yet to be confirmed, she said.

"If it doesn't happen this weekend then perhaps the next weekend," she said.

She said she was "trying my best to come" and bid her late husband farewell.

The family had hoped to organise the funeral in Uganda where Karegeya was born, "but for some reason, it was complicated so we decided to bury him in Johannesburg", said the 50-year-old widow.

Karegeya, 53, was discovered slumped on a bed by staff at the plush Michelangelo Towers hotel in Johannesburg's upmarket suburb of Sandton on 1 January.

- AFP

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