Burundi: President Nkurunziza Offers Amnesty to Those In Possession Of Weapons

Caption:WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza makes remarks to members of the media before a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the Department of State August 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama is set to promote business relationships between the United States and African countries while hosting the first-ever leaders summit, where 49 heads of state will be meeting in Washington over the next three days. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Pierre Nkurunziza has issued a 5 days of grace or amnesty to those in possession of illegal weapons in the country. In his speech to the nation today through the public radio, he said that those who will hand the weapons from 2nd to 7th November 2015 will be given amnesty and exempted for being prosecuted. During the broadcast monitored by AfricaWorld News, President Nkurunziza promised that those who hands in their weapons will be rehabilitated before being sent back to their families. “Those who will not heed shall face the wrath of Justice”, he threatened.


Prosper Nkidiminwe – AfricaWorld News Bujumbura