Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman, Hafsa Mossi, was assassinated in the countryâ€™s capital, Bujumbura today July 13th, 2016. Burundian police spokesperson, Pierre Nkurikiye, who confirmed the incident on twitter said
â€œHon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha in the east of Bujumbura by two criminals in a vehicle,â€
Narrating what happened, a close relative said
â€œShe 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 twiceâ€.
Mossi was Burundiâ€™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.