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Former Burundian minister Hafsa Mossi murdered in Bujumbura

Former Burundian minister Hafsa Mossi murdered in Bujumbura

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<p>The former Burundian minister and close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza, Hafsa Mossi was killed on Wednesday in the capital Bujumbura. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="in" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Breaking?src=hash">#Breaking</a>: Former Burundian minister Hafsa Mossi murdered in Bujumbura <a href="https://t.co/Th77AU04Gw">pic.twitter.com/Th77AU04Gw</a></p>— africanews (@africanews) <a href="https://twitter.com/africanews/status/753178429961494528">July 13, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The Public Information Officer of the Burundi National Police, Pierre Nkurikiye disclosed this information via his Twitter account saying that she was killed at 10:30 am local time (8:30 am <span class="caps">GMT</span>).</p> <p>He added that she was killed by two criminals in a vehicle at Gihosha, which is in the east of Bujumbura. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Burundi?src=hash">#Burundi</a> Bujumbura Crime: Hon. <span class="caps">HAFSA</span> <span class="caps">MOSSI</span> assassinée 10h30 à Gihosha-Av.NYANKONI par 2criminels dans 1véhicule Ti <a href="https://twitter.com/willynyamitwe"><code>willynyamitwe</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/EA_Bunge"></code>EA_Bunge</a></p>— <span class="caps">NKURIKIYE</span> Pierre (@PierreNkurikiye) <a href="https://twitter.com/PierreNkurikiye/status/753161503768010753">July 13, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Burundi’s president Pierre Nkurunziza has reacted to the news of her killing calling it a despicable and cowardly act.</p> <p>“This is a huge loss for Burundi, her family and the <span class="caps">EAC</span>,” Nkurunziza added in his post on Twitter. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">L'assassinat de l'Hon. Hafsa Mossi est un acte ignoble et lâche. C'est une perte inestimable pour le Burundi, sa famille et toute l'<span class="caps">EAC</span>.</p>— Pierre Nkurunziza (@pnkurunziza) <a href="https://twitter.com/pnkurunziza/status/753173282480918529">July 13, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Honourable Hafsa Mossi was the Minister of Regional Integration and East African Community Affairs in Nkurunziza’s 2010 government.</p> <p>She is the current elected member of the East African Legislative Assembly (<span class="caps">EALA</span>) representing Burundi. The <span class="caps">EALA</span> is the legislative organ of the East African Community.</p>
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