President Kagame of Rwanda linked to spy chief killing, says South Africa

The government of President Kagame of Rwanda was directly linked to the assassination of an exiled former spy chief in South Africa, a police investigation has concluded.

Colonel Patrick Karegeya was murdered by known hitmen, the investigation said. The authorities’ findings give credibility to longstanding allegations that the autocratic regime led by Mr Kagame carries out state-sponsored killings at home and abroad.

The body of the former confidant of Mr Kagame was discovered on New Year’s Day 2014 in his room at a five-star hotel in Johannesburg. He had been strangled with a curtain cord after a ferocious struggle. FULL STORY