Burundi: 'Coup stopped', but President Nkurunziza unable to return to country
May 14 , 2015
However, the success of the coup was thrown into doubt after General Niyongabo, the chief of the armed forces, declared in a radio broadcast that the coup attempt by Maj Gen Godefroid Niyombare “has been stopped”.
Meanwhile, heavy gunfire has been reported in capital Bujumbura.
Niyombare earlier announced that he did not recognize the president’s leadership as Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term was unconstitutional.