South Africa accused over fugitive from Rwanda genocide

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Serge Brammertz - Chief prosecutor of the UN's International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal has accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the Rwandan genocide, says report.

Legal sources said that the man in question, the head of the presidential guard Protais Mpiranya, was a key figure in Rwanda before the genocide.

Chief prosecutor of the UN’s International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Serge Brammertz told the UN Security Council that his office has been trying to work with South Africa since August last year but it was not until this week that he finally received a message promising help.

Eight fugitives remain at large after the 1994 genocide where more than 800,000 people were killed, according to report.

 

Dominica Nwabufo