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Rosa Paula Iribagiza Mwambutsa (born 20 March 1934) is the current pretender to the throne of Burundi and a member of that nation's parliament. She was a sister of Burundi's last king (or Mwami), Ntare V (who had overthrown their father Mwambutsa IV in 1966), who was executed in 1972. In 2009, the Crown Princess called for an investigation into the death of her brother.[1][2][3]

Crown Princess Rosa Paula Iribagiza Mwambutsa
Crown Princess of Burundi
Head of the Royal House of Burundi
Period26 April 1977 – present
PredecessorKing Mwambutsa IV Bangiricenge
Born (1934-03-20) 20 March 1934 (age 85)
Gitega, Kingdom of Burundi, Ruanda-Urundi
SpouseAndré Muhirwa
(m. 1952 - div. ?)
Frédéric Van de Sande
(m. 1984)
IssuePrince Rémy Iribagiza
Prince Charles Iribagiza
Princess Louise Iribagiza
Princess Michelle Iribagiza
Anita Iribagiza
Sheila Iribagiza-Kiliza
David Iribagiza-Kiliza
FatherKing Mwambutsa IV Bangiricenge of Burundi
MotherThérèse Kanyonga



She married twice.[4]

With her first husband, Chief André Muhirwa of Busumanyi, she had two sons and two daughters.

  • Prince Rémy. Firstly he married to Pascale Hody (later divorced). Secondly he married to Michèle Ingabire Gateretse.
  • Prince Charles.
  • Princess Louise (born in Muhinga, on 29 April 1956). Married to Camille Ngoga.
  • Princess Michelle.

The Crown Princess also had issue by François Bourgeon, a French national, one daughter:

  • Anita Iribagiza (born on 15 October 1970). Actress.

Also Princess Rosa Paula had further issue by Hamisi Masud Kiliza, one son and one daughter:

  • Sheila Babile Kiliza (born in Nairobi, Kenya, on 16 June 1973).
  • David Kabunga wa Mwambutsa Hamisi Kiliza (born in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2 July 1974).




Rosa Paula Iribagiza
House of Ntwero
Born: 20 March 1934