This afternoon, Emerita Munyashwe was assassinated in broad daylight on a busy street in downtown Goma. A car reportedly pulled up next to her, a gunman stepped out and shot her.
The killing is politically significant. Maman Emerita was a close associate of Laurent Nkunda – she handled a lot of the CNDP finances during his tenure as commander of the movement. She was also allegedly close to General Kayumba Nyamwasa, which has led some to speculate that the assassins came across the border from Rwanda (the border is just several hundred meters from where she was shot).
Yet another sign of deep rifts within the Tutsi community, pitting Congolese against Rwandans.