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Burundi Pie Ntavyohanyuma Pierre Nkurunziza

Flees country

28 Jun, 2015

Ntavyohanyuma, the head of Burundi’s parliament, says he has fled the country for Belgium due to violence

For the moment, I am forced to stay in Brussels… I stayed here given the difficulties in my country, difficulties which are due to the illegal third mandate of the president. On the eve of the election … I would like to say to him (Nkurunziza) that the mandate he wants to have is illegal. I would like to say to him that forcing through the election is senseless