Seif Bamporiki, Rwanda’s leading opposition politician, lived in exile in South Africa, where he lived in exile.
Police said Banboric was pulled from a car in a small town in Cape Town and then killed.
Police said preliminary investigations revealed that he was killed in a robbery. However, the Rwandan National Congress (RNC), Bambarić’s party, stated that the motive is unclear.
Rwanda has previously been accused of targeting dissidents in South Africa.
It has consistently denied this allegation.
The RNC is made up of opposition politicians in exile who accuse the government of President Paul Kagame of being an authoritarian regime and will not be objectionable.
Mr. Bamporiki runs a bed in Cape Town. Police said that on Sunday, he gave birth in the town of Nyanga when he was attacked by two men and shot dead.
The deceased was pulled out of his vehicle and shot, while the fifty-year-old man accompanying him managed to escape unharmed.
The police added in a statement to the BBC: “The suspect who has not yet been arrested fled the deceased’s vehicle. We have reason to believe that the murder was motivated by robbery.”
RNC spokesperson Etienne Mutabazi (Etienne Mutabazi) gave a different statement. He said that Mr. Bamberiki was killed after a gunman fired a shot from a car window.
The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko in Johannesburg, South Africa’s main city, reported that there was speculation on social media that Mr. Bamboriki was killed in a political blow, but Mutabazi said he did not know whether this was the case.
She added that Nyanga is one of the most dangerous towns in South Africa with a high crime rate.
Patrick Karegeya, former Rwandan intelligence chief and founding member of the RNC, was murdered in a hotel room in Johannesburg in 201
Another founding member of the RNC, General Faustin Nyamwasa, the former commander-in-chief of the army, was shot and wounded in Johannesburg in 2010.
These attacks caused a huge diplomatic dispute between South Africa and Rwanda in 2014.
South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats after accusing them of being linked to the murder and attempted murder of Rwandan dissidents living in the country.
The Rwandan government rejected this accusation.