Journalists Killed  |  Burundi

Vincent Francis

Worldwide Television News (WTN)

April 5, 1995, in near Bujumbura, Burundi

Francis, the Johannesburg bureau chief for the British television news agency WTN, was killed in an ambush 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Bujumbura. His interpreter and driver were also killed, and WTN cameraman Victor Dhlamini was wounded. Dhlamini said their attackers were clearly bandits who "just wanted money" and stole the journalists' cash, television equipment, and other belongings.


Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter, Editor

Beats Covered: Culture, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Foreign

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No


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