Munyemanzi, head of production services at Rwandan National Television, disappeared on his way home from work in the capital, Kigali. Two months before his disappearance, the director of the Rwanda Information Office (Orinfor) accused the journalist of sabotage because of a technical problem that had occurred during the taping of a political debate. Munyemanzi was then suspended from his job and transferred to Orinfor’s Studies and Programs Bureau.
In March 2003, one source told CPJ that the journalist’s body was recovered shortly after he disappeared. CPJ was unable to confirm this report.