Journalist dies from bullet wounds – reports…

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A journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo has died from bullet wounds sustained when police clashed with bandits, local media report.

Jean-Marie Luzingu was in the Kinshasa communes of Bandalungwa and Bumbu when the clashes happened.

He was hit by a bullet fired by the local police, eyewitnesses told Mishapi Voice radio.

His fellow Congolese journalists have been mourning his death on Twitter, with one describing it as “painful” and “sad”.

A search is underway to trace the perpetrator who is on the run, Mishapi Voice reports.

The media professionals’ guild has demanded justice, it says.

 

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