Rwandan opposition leaders say the country’s former spy chief has been found strangled in a hotel in South Africa and have accused President Paul Kagame of ordering his assassination.
The opposition coalition Rwandan National Congress (RNC) said on Thursday that Patrick Karegeya, a former colonel and wartime ally who turned against Kagame in peace, was found strangled in a room at Johannesburg’s Michelangelo Towers hotel.
The RNC’s coordinator, Theogene Rudasingwa, said in a telephone call from Washington that it was unclear if Karegeya had been killed on Tuesday or Wednesday.
He said the death followed a pattern of attacks ordered by Kagame, accusations the Rwandan government vehemently denies.[Full story]