Slain Burundi General Athanase Kararuza
EC Village Verification

The daughter of a Burundi General who was assassinated four days ago has succumbed to her wounds, sustained during the attack on her father.

On Monday unidentified gunmen instantly shot dead General Athanase Kararuza, his wife and bodyguard, but the young Ms Kararuza, who was being dropped off at school, survived and was rushed to Bujumbura Military Hospital for treatment but did not make it through.

The bullet-riddled car in which Gen Kararuza was killed
The bullet-riddled car in which Gen Kararuza was killed

Gen Kararuza, one of the several officers to be assassinated since chaos broke out in Burundi following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement in April last year that he would seek a third presidential term, was an Advisor to Burundi Vice President Gaston Sindimwo.Just a week ago, another top officer, Colonel Emmanuel Buzubona was killed by unknown gunmen, while the Minister for Human Rights Martin Nibyabandi survived a grenade attack.

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In a related development, the International Criminal Court is to start investigating the violence in Burundi in which several hundreds of people have been killed over the past one year.