The body of a journalist working for state media has been found in the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
Local officials say Robert Chamwami Shalubuto’s body was recovered from a grocery store close to his home in Goma in the country’s eastern region.
Celestin Sibomana, the spokesman for North Kivu province, has confirmed the killing of the journalist, labeling it an “assassination”.
Investigators say Shalubuto died after being shot in the chest.
The police have reportedly launched an investigation into the killing.
Reports say Shalubuto had worked for state-operated Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC) in recent years.
Since the beginning of 2013, Journalistes En Danger (JED), a Congolese group campaigning for journalists’ rights, has recorded more than 50 cases of violation of press freedom in Congo.