Congolese anti-Ebola fighter killed at home: Army

4 November, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BUNIA: A Congolese radio host involved in the fight against Ebola has been killed at his home in the northeast Ituri region of Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said Sunday.

The unidentified attackers got into his home at Lewebma, killed him, wounded his wife and burned down their house, General Robert Yav told AFP, speaking from Mamabasa, in Ituri. A journalist at Radio Lwemba, the local radio station where he worked, confirmed the details.

“Our colleague Papy Mumbere Mahamba has been killed at his home by unknown attackers...,” who had stabbed him to death, Jacques Kamwina told AFP.

“He was coming home from the radio where he had done a show on the fight against Ebola,” he added.