Former Burundian minister dies in shooting

2016-07-13 14:37
Burundi police officers inspect the vehicle of Minister Hafsa Mossi, a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza, after she was killed in Burundian capital, Bujumbura. (AFP)

Burundi police officers inspect the vehicle of Minister Hafsa Mossi, a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza, after she was killed in Burundian capital, Bujumbura. (AFP)

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Nairobi - Former Burundian government minister and spokesperson Hafsa Mossi was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura on Wednesday, police said.

"Hon. Mossi assassinated in Gihosha (in the east of Bujumbura) two criminals in a vehicle," police spokesperson Pierre Nkurikiye said on Twitter.

Mossi was Burundi's information minister and government spokesperson from 2005 to 2007, and was, at the time of her death, a member of the East African Legislative Assembly, a regional parliament.

Mossi, a former journalist in her 50s, was a member of President Pierre Nkurunziza's ruling CNDD-FDD party.

Nkurunziza's controversial but ultimately successful bid for a third term last year triggered a deadly crisis that has killed more than 500 people and driven around 270 000 to leave the country.

Several senior military officers close to the president have been assassinated since the start of the crisis in April 2015, but Mossi, who was not regarded as a party hardliner, is the first senior politician to be killed.

Her murder is being investigated.

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