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Rwandans mourn passing of prominent businessman who was murdered in Mozambique

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On Monday, 2 September 2019, friends, family and Rwandan officials gathered to mourn and bury one of the prominent Rwandan businessmen killed last week in Mozambique.

The victim, Louis Bazinga, was head of the Rwandan community in Mozambique and was murdered by a group of unidentified gunmen in Maputo last week, according to a diplomatic source in Kigali.

The Rwandan ambassador to Mozambique, Claude Nikobisanzwe, confirmed the murder saying the victim was gunned down by about three people as he drove from his home to a garage to have his car fixed.

At least five suspects, including a top Burundian diplomat in Maputo, were arrested in connection with the murder, reports said.

This was not the first attempt at Baziga’s life, according to reports.

In 2016, Baziga told a local online news outlet that a group had tried to bribe the Mozambican police to have him murdered before a close friend tipped him off about the plan.

That was in March and in September that year, and three Rwandans were taken to Mozambican courts over the plot.

Reports say Baziga, who was a businessman in Mozambique, was blocked by two vehicles as he drove in the Maputo suburb, and those trailing him from pulled out guns and took pot shots at him.


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