Three corpses discovered in southern Burundi within five days

A dead body was found on the morning of 22 January in Lake Tanganyika.
The deputy chairman of the Burundian association of fishermen operating in Lake Tanganyika says the victim is a fisherman called Stanislas Ntikarahera.


He had gone missing since the night of 19 January.
“He was reported missing while he had gone fishing with his colleagues,” he says.
Police officers together with fishermen recovered his body and brought it to the mortuary in Rumonge Hospital.
The police say they have started investigations to identify the circumstances of his death.

The second body of a sixty-year old man identified as Protais Marora, was discovered in the evening of 21 January in Nyamugera locality of Munini area in Bururi commune of Bururi province in the south of Burundi.

His body was packed up in a mosquito net and laid in sweet potato field. The police have already arrested four people for investigative reasons.
Sources on the spot say that Marora would have been killed because he was suspected of practicing witchcraft.

The administrative and security sources in Rumonge commune indicate that a decomposing body of a man was recovered on Saturday 18 January in Murembwe River, in Mutambara locality in Gatete area.

“The corpse bore traces of blows received on the head,” sources on the spot report.
The victim was not identified and was buried along the Murembwe River.

Residents of Rumonge and Bururi provinces in the south of Burundi are concerned about the corpses that have been discovered in recent days in this region.
They ask security officials to conduct thorough investigation to identify the motives behind these killings.