Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman, Hafsa Mossi, was assassinated in the country’s capital, Bujumbura today July 13th. Burundian police spokesperson, Pierre Nkurikiye, who confirmed the incident on twitter said
“Hon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha in the east of Bujumbura by two criminals in a vehicle,”
Narrating what happened, a close relative said
“She was inside her car near her home when a tinted car knocked her from behind. She went out to see what happened and was shot twice”.
Mossi was Burundi’s information minister and government spokeswoman between 2005-2007, and was, at the time of her death, a member of the East African Legislative Assembly. Said to be in her 50s, Mossi was a trained journalist.