Rwanda Mozambique diaspora chairman shot dead

By IGIHE
On 26 August 2019 at 06:00

Louis Baziga who formerly served as the chairman of Rwanda’s diaspora in Mozambique has been shot dead in Maputo city today morning.

IGIHE has learned that Baziga has been shot dead around 11:30 am as he drove to a tarmac road in Bike.

A credible source has said that two cars carrying people with guns barricaded Baziga who was driving himself and shot him dead in rapid-fire.
Rwanda’s ambassador to Mozambique, Claude Nikobisanzwe has confirmed to IGIHE that Baziga has been shot dead.

“It is true that he has been shot dead. The incident took place around 11:50 am. He was then head of diaspora here. Three people barricaded him along the way, got out their cars and shot him. We have not yet identified masterminds,” he confirmed.

It was not the first attempt to kill the man who survived another attack organized by a group of Rwandans living in the country in 2016.

In an interview with IGIHE on 25th March 2016, late Baziga said: “Fellow Rwandans wanted to kill me and negotiated with a policeman on the payments to have me killed.”

He explained that the policeman knew Baziga and alerted him on bad plans against him.

Three Rwandans living in Maputo of whom two are ex-soldiers were later in September 2016 taken to court on the accusation of attempts to kill Baziga.

These include Diomède Tuganeyezu, a pastor, businessman and ex-soldier; businessman Benjamin Ndagijimana and colleague Revocat Karemangingo who is also an ex-soldier.

The prosecutor alleged the three men of attempting to kill Baziga to become proprietors of Pentecostal Church in Revival Mozambique which they founded along with the deceased.

Ambassador Nikobisanzwe said the court case was continued though the defense lawyer was informed that it was to be put on hold.

Louis Baziga was a businessman in Mozambique capital city, Maputo where he had a supermarket and Pharmacy.

In March 2018, another Rwandan called Vital Hitimana running a business in Villa Olempique town was shot dead with rapid-fire and admitted to hospital over sustained injuries.

Louis Baziga who formerly served as the chairman of Rwanda’s diaspora in Mozambique has been shot dead in Maputo city today morning
Two cars carrying people with guns barricaded Baziga who was driving himself and shot him dead in rapid-fire.

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