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Rwanda ex-spy chief 'murdered' in South Africa

Published on Jan 2, 2014 11:05 AM

NAIROBI (AFP) - A former head of Rwanda's external intelligence service was found strangled in a hotel in South Africa, where he has lived in exile for several years, his opposition party said on Thursday.

"The Rwandan opposition is deeply saddened to announce the assassination of Colonel Patrick Karegeya in Johannesburg," the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) said in a statement.

"His body was found in a hotel where he went for a meeting." "It is true," Frank Ntwali, the party's chairman for Africa told AFP early Thursday.

"He was strangled by agents of (Rwandan President Paul) Kagame."

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