Spy murder may 'strain' SA-Rwanda relations
07 January 2014, 16:02
Cape Town - Relations between Rwanda and South Africa could be strained following the assassination of former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya in Johannesburg last week, a political analyst has said.
Karegeya's body was found in a room in the Michelangelo Towers hotel in Maude Street, Sandton.
A bloodied towel and rope were found in the hotel room safe.
According to the SABC, analyst Koffi Kouakou warned that the killing of Karegeya “will have serious repercussions”.
On Monday, Rwanda's foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo said her government had no sympathy for the slain Karegeya.
Mushikiwabo said in Twitter messages that Patrick Karegeya was a "self-declared" enemy of Rwanda.
Members of the Rwandan opposition, family and friends of Karegeya have accused Rwandan President Paul Kagame of being behind the killing. But the Rwandan government denies it targets dissidents for assassination.