Karegeya murder: Hawks make progress

Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya was found strangled at the Michelangelo Towers last week.

Former Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya was found strangled at the Michelangelo Towers last week. Picture: Michelangelo Towers

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks say they're making progress with an investigation into the death of former Rwandan spy boss Patrick Karegeya, who was found strangled at the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton last week.

The former head of Rwanda's external intelligence had been living in South Africa for several years after being exiled by Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

Karegeya had since defected to the opposition party which claim he was assassinated by Kagame's agents.

The Hawks have not yet made any arrests in the case and say they're not working with the Rwandan authorities.

Hawks Spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said, "We haven't reached that level yet, but if that's the direction the investigation will lead us to then we will follow that."