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Burundi: opposition supporter killed in electoral violence

  • Hundreds gather for the funeral procession of Emmanuel Ndere Yimana, an opposition supporter assassinated Wednesday July 21 2015, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday July 22, 2015. Yimana is believed to be another victim of electoral violence targeting those opposed to president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office that opponents says is unconstitutional. Results for Tuesday's election will be announced Friday with Nkurunziza likely to win a third term after some opposition groups boycotted the polls and the main opposition figure Agathon Rwasa saying security forces frustrated his campaign.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Hundreds gather for the funeral procession of Emmanuel Ndere Yimana, an opposition supporter assassinated Wednesday July 21 2015, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday July 22, 2015. Yimana is believed to be another victim of electoral violence targeting those opposed to president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office that opponents says is unconstitutional. Results for Tuesday's election will be announced Friday with Nkurunziza likely to win a third term after some opposition groups boycotted the polls and the main opposition figure Agathon Rwasa saying security forces frustrated his campaign.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police keep an eye on the crowds who gathered for the funeral procession of Emmanuel Ndere Yimana, an opposition supporter assassinated Wednesday July 21 2015, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday July 22, 2015. Yimana is believed to be another victim of electoral violence targeting those opposed to president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office that opponents says is unconstitutional. Results for Tuesday's election will be announced Friday with Nkurunziza likely to win a third term after some opposition groups boycotted the polls and the main opposition figure Agathon Rwasa saying security forces frustrated his campaign.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Police keep an eye on the crowds who gathered for the funeral procession of Emmanuel Ndere Yimana, an opposition supporter assassinated Wednesday July 21 2015, in Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday July 22, 2015. Yimana is believed to be another victim of electoral violence targeting those opposed to president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office that opponents says is unconstitutional. Results for Tuesday's election will be announced Friday with Nkurunziza likely to win a third term after some opposition groups boycotted the polls and the main opposition figure Agathon Rwasa saying security forces frustrated his campaign.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Women gather to mourn the death of a man killed during a robbery attempt by unidentified perpetrators in Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday July 22, 2015.  Political motivated killings are not unknown in Burundi, but this man was killed when men tried to rob the shop he worked in.   Results for Tuesday's election will be announced Friday with Pierre Nkurunziza likely to win a third term after some opposition groups boycotted the polls.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Women gather to mourn the death of a man killed during a robbery attempt by unidentified perpetrators in Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday July 22, 2015. Political motivated killings are not unknown in Burundi, but this man was killed when men tried to rob the shop he worked in. Results for Tuesday's election will be announced Friday with Pierre Nkurunziza likely to win a third term after some opposition groups boycotted the polls.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

Witnesses say an opposition supporter was shot dead Wednesday night, a victim of electoral violence as Burundi awaits results of the country's presidential election amid unrest due to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.

Nkurunziza is expected to win the vote because some opposition groups boycotted. Critics charge that Nkurunziza's effort to extend his time in power is unconstitutional.

Leading opposition figure Agathon Rwasa said his campaign was frustrated by government security agencies. Hundreds of angry mourners turn out to the funeral of Emmanuel Ndereyimana, a member of Rwasa's FNL political group.

Salum Kazadi alleged Thursday his friend Ndereyimana was assassinated outside the door of his home by members of the government youth wing known as the Imbonerakure.