Muvunandinda Ferdinand - Burara Village, commune Busoni, Province Kirundo


Muvunandinda Ferdinand - Burara Village, commune Busoni, Province Kirundo


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Burara Village, commune Busoni, Kirundo Province

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Summary of Oral History

Muvunandinda Ferdinand talks about the 1972 tragedy. He describes the tragic events that happened in Burundi in 1972 and 1973. He lost his father, Dominique Bizuru in 1972. He was taken away by Bukuru, the policeman and also brother of Bimpenda. The perpetrator arrested him together with another man called Karemera. After that, a mob of men, called JRR, led by the communal administrator Nzirikana and Bitezigihanga looted the house and my father’s store. They robbed bicycles, clothes and the sewing machines which were in the store at the marketplace, over there at the crossroads. He lost other relatives notably Bikere, his grandfather's brother and Rubamba from Rutabo.

Named Persons

Katarina Mukahigiro, Bitezigihanga, President of the Republic Micombero, Mbonigaba and Muyombanyi Gaspard, Nzirikana, Karemera, Bukuru, the brother of Bimpenda, Uburoberi, rebel, Bitezigihanga, Muvunandinda Ferdinand, Bikere, His Excellency Petero Nkurunziza, Berote, the communal administrator Nzogera, Makariyo

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Kibonde, Gisenyi, Iririma, Rwanda, Ngenda, Biharagu, Murore, Vumbi, Nyarutanga, Gatete, Burara, Bujumbura, Rumonge, Kibonde, Bucana, Nyarutanga, Munazi Village, Rusarasi, Nyakibatura, Burara Village, the commune of Busoni, the Province of Kirundo.

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Kirundi, English

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Philippe Mukamarakiza


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Muvunandinda Ferdinand - Burara Village, commune Busoni, Province Kirundo