Prominent lawyer fatally shot in Mozambique

AP News
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 9:11 AM

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say assailants killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital.

Maputo Central Hospital says Gilles Cistac died of his wounds after he was brought to the hospital on Tuesday.

Antonio Gaspar, a presidential adviser, says the interior ministry has been instructed to arrest those responsible for Cistac's death so that they can be severely punished.

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Police are investigating possible motives for the killing.

Cistac, a Mozambican of French origin, has worked as an adviser to various Cabinet ministers over the years.