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Political murders in Burundi take another twist

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By Jean Paul Ndikumana

BUJUMBURA-Three people were killed this Thursday, April 7, 2011 on the hill Nyakibanda in Nyambuye area of ​​the commune Isare in Bujumbura Rural.

According to the eye witness, a gang of people in civilian clothing was introduced into a family that sells the local drink. The criminals were introduced a drink first before shooting three men they found there.

When two people were killed last week in the neighboring (to Rweza in Kanyosha commune), the entourage and the families of victims speak of acts of fights based on political affiliation.

Those killed belonged to the CNDD-FDD. Who asked the administration to ensure the safety of the population of Bujumbura Rural province.

The spokesman for the president Pierre Nkuruzinza said that the security situation remains deplorable in this part of the country (Bujumbura Rural).

After a meeting between Nkurunziza held this Friday, April 8, 2011 in Mwaro province with politico, security, administrative and those of the judiciary from the highest peak of the state, Leonidas Hatungimana (his spokesperson) asked the population to be involved in the stabilization of Bujumbura Rural.

Crime in Bujumbura Rural province seems to divide the political from the former rebel movements.
Rwasa (FNL leader on the run today) points to the presidential party (CNDD-FDD) to be committing this crime selective when Habimana Miburo and Emmanuel (former comrades Rwasa) accuse the followers of Agathon Rwasa to commit these crimes.
However, some analysts contribute the killing to the ruling CDD party which is engaged into internal wrangles.

At a press conference this Friday, April 8, 2011 by the party Iragi rya Gahutu FNL (FNL wing), Pasteur Habimana says Rwasa, officials of CDA Ikibiri (parties contesting the 2010 elections) Nzobonimpa and Manasseh are the main sources of insecurity in the provinces of Bujumbura Rural.

Pasteur Habimana (Secretary General of FNL Iragi rya Gahutu) gives no evidence of his remarks. “The speeches made by these people often cited the show,” sayPasteur Habimana.

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