Journalist gunned down steps away from his home
Kambale Musonia, a 29-year old journalist who worked for Radio Communautaire de Lubero Sud, was gunned down a few metres from his home by armed men.
According to JED sources, the journalist was returning home from work when he crossed paths with his assailants. It was further stated that four days prior to his murder, Kambale hosted a live broadcast entitled "Kirumba rise up", where Marcel Tengeleza, a local civil society representative, was a guest. During the show, the participants denounced the climate of insecurity caused by the presence of a local armed gang made up of civilians operating in complicity with the police.
JED notes that since 2007, five other journalists and media professionals (Serge Maheshe, Patrick Kikuku, Didace Namujimbo, Koko Chirambiza, and Patient Chebeya) have been killed in the North and South-Kivu provinces alone, making these the most dangerous places for journalists to operate in the DRC.