NAIROBI (HAN) July 13.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Former Burundi’s East African Community (EAC) Minister Hon Hafsa Mossi was shot dead by unknown assailants this morning outside her home in Eastern Mutanga in Bujumbura.
“She was near her home and a tinted car knocked her from behind, she went out to see what happened and was shot twice,” a close relative told The EastAfrican.
Ms Mossi played a crucial role in Burundi’s integration into the EAC and was the current chair of the East African Legislative Assembly Burundi chapter.
Mossi is the first Burundi East African Community minister and had been conducting sensitization workshops with the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Burundi chapter with different stakeholders at the grassroots level on the benefits of the East African Integration to Burundi according to the East African.
Mossi’s killing is part of targeted killings of top government officers by unknown armed groups in the East African nation.
Over 500 people have been killed and thousands have fled the civil war in Burundi since it began a year ago