Rwandese Genocide Suspect Holed Up In Zimbabwe: REPORT
18 May 2020
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The New Times, a Rwandese English daily newspaper has claimed that Zimbabwe was harbouring a 1994 genocide suspect, Ramathan Muhire.

The publication reports that Muhire was a leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi before he relocated to Malawi after the fall of the Hutu regime, before settling in Zimbabwe where he is believed to have set up businesses.

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Home Affairs, Kazembe Kazembe, however, dismissed the claim on Sunday saying he was not aware of the story. He said:

I am hearing this for the first time, I don’t even know this person.

The newspaper further claimed that Muhire was a member of the Interahamwe militia which executed the genocide, killing over a million Tutsis in cold blood.

The genocide against the Tutsi was stopped after the then rebel movement, the Rwanda Patriotic Front, led by now President Paul Kagame that drove the extremist government out of power.

The perpetrators of the genocide are, Hutu-led government,  Interahamwe  and Impuzamugambi militias, Hutu neighbours.

In 2010,  Rwanda’s prosecutor general, Martin Ngoga implored the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to take action to motivate Zimbabwe to release Potrais Mpiranya, the third most wanted fugitive of the genocide whom he claimed was in the country