UN refugee worker shot dead in DRC

2012-05-21 22:30

Geneva - A worker for the United Nations refugee agency was shot and killed at his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the body said on Monday.

Unknown assailants shot Rocky Kalume Makabuza, 38, in the stomach in an attack in the eastern city of Goma on Friday evening, the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.

The married father of three, a field safety assistant based in the Rutshuru area, died of his wounds in hospital on Saturday morning.

"I deplore the shooting of a colleague and offer my sincere condolences to his family," said High Commissioner Antonio Guterres in a statement.

"We do not know who is responsible for Rocky's death or why they attacked him.

"I hope that the authorities will do their best to investigate the incident and bring those responsible to justice," said Guterres.

  • samuel.misemengo - 2012-05-22 09:11

    "Authorities?" "Investigate?" "Justice?" Wasn't about the World gives attention to the plight of the Congolese people...?!? We heard of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, the Serbian Brutal Regime, Rwandan Genocide... From 1998 to this moment... it couldn't be less than Eight(8) Million Congolese killed... and the World is silent....! Guilty silence... are we(Congolese) sub humans or is the war in the DRC profiting to World powers...?!? I seriously need answers. Maheshe of Radio Okapi(UN Radio) got killed like a dog... to this very moment, there is no governmental report about this tragic loss. I take the World on. The Congolese plight needs World attention. We are living in Hell!!! Where are the world rulers of morality... the incumbent regime in Kinshasa a certified accomplice of this misery.

      Michael McN - 2012-05-22 14:02

      Amen to that, Samuel.

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