History June 15, 2018 at 08:00 am

Five infamous African leaders who died a violent and barbaric death

Nduta Waweru June 15, 2018 at 08:00 am

June 15, 2018 at 08:00 am | History

Anwar al-Sadat

Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat – Egypt

The third President of post-independence Egypt came under fire for his deal with Israel following the October/Yom Kippur War of 1973.  The peace deal might have won him the Nobel Peace Prize but it did not sit well with some of his people.

In 1981, during a military parade to celebrate the anniversary of the deal, al-Sadat was shot by four military officers. According to reports:

“Sadat’s bullet-riddled body was rushed to the Maadi Military Hospital and the president was proclaimed dead at 2.40 p.m. due to “intense nervous shock and internal bleeding in the chest cavity.”

It was one of Africa’s televised assassinations.

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