Democratic Republic of Congo

​Marcel Lubala

15 November 2016

The reporter for the state-TV, Radiotélévision nationale congolasie (RTNC) was killed in Mbuji-Mayi, the third largest city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Reports said that armed men who forced their way in his home in the early hours of the morning as he slept with his family. He was shot several times as he tried to escape. His murder was believed to have been a targeted killing as his killers first called out his name before breaking down his house' door. They also reportedly shouted " We finally got him", after killing him.

Marcel, who presented a programme on hygiene and environment , had worked at the RTNC for 15 years. The authorities announced an investigation into his killing and five people had been arrested in relation to the murder.