Press Release: Didier Reynders condemns murder of Zedi Feruzi in Burundi (25.05.2015)


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the murder of opposition figure Zedi Feruzi and his bodyguard. He also condemns the attack on the central market of Bujumbura that killed two and injured many people. He extends his condolences to the family and friends of the victims.

Belgium calls for an impartial investigation, under UN monitoring, in order to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Didier Reynders calls on all actors to show restraint to refrain from using violence. It is also essential that all stakeholders commit to creating swiftly the conditions required to organise peaceful, inclusive and transparent elections, in the spirit of the Arusha Agreements. Didier Reynders therefore encourages Burundian stakeholders to pursue the consultative political dialogue facilitated by his Special Envoy Said Djinnit and representatives of the African Union, the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL).

Opposistion leader (UPD-Zigamibanga) Zedi Feruzi assassainated in Burundi


Zedi Feruzi, the leader of Burundian party Union for Peace and Democracy (UPD) have today (Saturday evening 23.05.2015) been assassainated by a drive by shooting in district of Ngagara, located in the center of the capital Bujumbura. When he was on his way home. Also two more persons has lost their lives in the attack on Zedi Feruzi, they we’re his guards. No reports or indication on who is behind the assassaination (this is what my sources know).