In 2010, one other member of the R.N.C., a former military chief named Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, was shot and wounded in Johannesburg.
The killings of Rwandan dissidents in South Africa had led to diplomatic strains between the 2 nations, together with the expulsion of diplomats, earlier than a thaw in relations underneath the present South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Lunga Ngqengelele, a spokesman for South Africa’s Division of Worldwide Relations and Cooperation, stated that South Africa and Rwanda proceed to take pleasure in “good working relations.”
Of Mr. Bamporiki’s killing, Mr. Ngqengelele stated, “We’re being led by the police, and up to now they haven’t indicated that this can be a political killing.”
Past South Africa, Rwandan authorities critics have additionally been focused elsewhere. In Kenya, a former minister was shot lifeless in 1998 months after he stated he was afraid for his life. In Belgium, a former authorities official’s mangled physique was discovered floating in a canal in 2005.
And final August, after an elaborate ruse that Mr. Kagame known as “flawless,” Paul Rusesabagina, a authorities critic who was credited for saving 1,268 lives through the Rwandan genocide, was arrested and charged with terrorism. That case has drawn worldwide condemnation.
Within the case of Mr. Bamporiki, the person who ostensibly lured him to his loss of life had been calling him constantly for per week, insistent that he needed to purchase a mattress from his store, Mr. Mutabazi, the R.N.C. spokesman, stated on Monday. Mr. Bamporiki was at a celebration convention in Johannesburg on the time, however didn’t suspect something untoward, Mr. Mutabazi stated.