The coordinator of the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) in South Africa, Seif Bamporiki was shot dead in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Sunday night.

Bamporiki was the owner of a bed shop in Nyanga and had been asked to deliver a bed he had sold to a client. When he arrived at the client’s home two men approached him and shot and killed him. Bamporiki’s wallet and cell phone were taken and the assailants fled in his vehicle.

At the time of writing there had been no arrests.

The RNC is an organization in exile from Rwanda, having been formed in 2010 in the United States, and is currently led by General Kayumba Nyamwasa. He previously served as head of Rwandan intelligence and as the country’s ambassador to India, before going into exile.

The Rwandan government has previously been accused of killing dissidents who have fled abroad. The killing of General Patrick Karegeya in a Johannesburg hotel in 2013, allegedly at the hands of Rwandan government agents, led to some diplomatic tensions between South Africa and Rwanda.


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