Yesterday, Reuters reported that a leader of the Burundi’s ruling part was attacked and killed in the capital, Bujumbura. This is the third high profile attack and the second resulting in death, in the past three days.
The president of the CNDD FDD chapter in Kanyosha district, Come Harerimana, was on his way to the office of the back of a motorbike when a crowd started throwing stones at him, an official stated. Harerimana was then pulled from the bike, shot and killed.
Sunday, gunmen dressed in military uniforms killed General Adolphe Nshimirimana, former security chief and close aid of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The attackers sprayed the car with bullets that Nshimirimana was in along with three bodyguards killing all of them.
Then on Monday, a Burundian human rights activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, was injured in a shooting when a group of motorcyclists surrounded him and shot at him.
These shootings follow months of protests and violence in the country due to the announcement by Nkurunziza to run for a third term and winning the controversial presidential elections.