Exiled Rwandan Opposition Leader Bamporiki Shot Dead

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A Rwandan opposition politician, Seif Bamporiki who has been living in exile in South Africa has been shot dead in Cape Town.

It was gathered that Bamporiki was killed while delivering furniture to a client on Sunday afternoon. 

Bamporiki was the coordinator of the Rwanda National Congress.

Party spokesman, Etienne Mutabazi, told the BBC that a client had made contact with Mr. Bamporiki – who runs a bed shop – asking if he had a bed to sell. The client then asked for the bed to be delivered in Nyanga township and drove with Bamporiki and his associate to the area where the bed was supposed to have been delivered.

Bamporiki was killed by a single shot fired through the window of the vehicle.

The assailants took mobile phones and wallets before they fled the scene. It is not clear whether the murder was politically motivated.

No arrests have been made so far.

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