A Zimbabwean truck driver, Edwin Munyonyongi has been murdered by armed criminals in Kolwezi District of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.

He was shot dead on 18 August 2021 at Kamowa mine by attackers believed to be rebels fighting the DRC government in Katanga.

Munyonyongi was an employee of Lima Transport, a Zimbabwean company that transports various mining goods to and from Kamoa Mine area in Katanga Province.

The incident has sparked anger among cross-border drivers that feel the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has failed to end the insecurity in the DRC were incidents of shootings are frequent.

  • Zimbabwean trucker dies, mysteriously buried without family in DRC – report
  • Truck drivers stopped their trucks in protest after the shooting of their colleague but the situation was immediately rectified.

    Kamowa Mines has reportedly offered to sponsor the whole funeral proceedings.

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