Rwandan RnB singer, Mani Martin has paid tribute to Mr. Norbert Paluku who was shot dead at Amani Festival in Goma in Democratic Republic of Congo in the midnight of 9th February 2017.
Mani Martin who was among artistes that performed in the concert has joined mourners wishing Paluku to rest in peace.
“R.I.P brother Norbert Paluku a.k.a Djoo. The man who lost his life last Thursday night by a gun shot at the Venue of Amani festival. He was shot dead in front of the stage where my band and I were doing the sound check as it was a night before my performance. His smiling face will remain on our minds. We will always remember his love and hard work. Let’s say no to violence,” he said in a message posted on Instagram.
Paluku was among Amani Festival organizers. He was shot dead on the festival site as he intervened to mediate in a conflict between a policeman of Goma and a volunteer in the group of scouts, Ezéchiel Bandu who maintained order among spectators.
As Paluku intervened for mediation to settle the dispute, a policeman shot both Paluku and the young boy.
Being in critical condition, both Paluku and Bandu were taken to Heal Africa Hospital of Goma where he died later. The second victim is still hospitalized.
The incident shocked Amani Festival participants and organizers.
Sauti Sol Band from Kenya,Rwandan Mani Martin and Fabregas from RDC were among artistes who entertained the crowd in Amani festival.