Silydio Dusabumuremyi, the national coordinator of the Democratic United Forces (known under the French acronym FDU), was killed on Monday 23 September 2019 at his workplace in Shyogwe health center in Muhanga district.
At around 9 p.m., the political opponent was attacked by two men travelling by motorcycle who brutally stabbed him several times. The victim, a father of two, died immediately.
“It’s with profound grief and sorrow, that FDU-Inkingi has to announce that our national coordinator, Mr. Sylidio Dusabumurenyi was savagely stabbed to death this Monday evening, shortly after 9PM. Our thoughts & prayers go to the family of our comrade. May his soul R.I.P. “commented Victoire Ingabire, the chairperson of FDU, on her facebook account.
FDU is yet to be accepted to operate as a political party in Rwanda. However, many emerging members of the political party are either killed, imprisoned or disappear mysteriously.
In one year time, Sylidio Dusabumuremyi is the fourth member of FDU who has been murdered or disappeared mysteriously. Currently, there is an ongoing trial of 10 other executives of FDU, who have been imprisoned since September 6, 2017.
Rwandan investigation Bureau has announced to have opened an investigation into the murder of Silydio Dusabumuremyi. Two suspects are said to have been arrested.