Witness-Patchelly Kambale Musonia

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The body of Musonia, 32, host
of a daily talk show on community station Radio Communautaire de Lubero Sud,
was found early in the morning in Kirumba, a city in North Kivu province. He
had been shot
by unidentified gunmen as he walked home from his office at Congo Chine
Télécoms, where he worked as a local communications officer, according to local
journalists and the local press freedom group Journaliste En Danger.

Station director Jean Maliro
told CPJ that witnesses who claimed they heard gunshots around 7:30 p.m.
reported that the gunmen seemed to have been waiting for the journalist.

Musonia, the father of a
7-month-old infant, was the host of a news review show titled “Wake Up Kirumba,”
Maliro said. In his last program, Musonia had discussed with a local
civil society leader the recent arrests of a dozen people accused of
trafficking military weapons for criminal activity, Maliro said.