Rwandese demand extradition of genocide suspects from Malawi refugee camps

Rwandese refugees and asylum seekers  in Malawi have demanded that all genocide suspects who are being hosted in the country should be extradited back home.

Murekezi facing extradition battle to Rwanda

Deputy leader of the Rwandese community in.Malawi , Seraphin Khonje said the genocide and crimes against humanity suspects should be sent back home as this is the only way that refugees will leave peacefully in camps and locations where they are staying.

He said some of these suspects are posing a serious threat to the security of their fellow Rwandese as they are the ones causing disorder in the camps and locations they stay.

Khonje said that recent attacks at Dzaleka Refugee Camp and other locations in Lilongwe are caused  by these suspects who are still carrying the hatred they had back home to their country.

The remarks were made during the commemoration of the 1994 genocide which wiped out more than 800, 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a period of 100 days.

The Rwandese community are remembering the tragic genocide under the theme “Remembering the genocide against the Tutsis, Fight genocide ideology on our progress”

“Extraditing all the genocide suspects back home from Malawi and other countries is very crucial as this will help survivors to pick up their lives as justice is seen to be done,” said Khonje.

He called on the government of Malawi to make sure that all the suspects like Vincent Murekezi be sent back home because they are dangerous not only to Rwandese but Malawians as well.

“These people should not resist going back home to answer charges that were levelled against them for the role they played in the 1994 genocide,” he said.

Khonje said the commemoration,  which are taking place in Lilongwe, gives Rwandese genocide survivors to give their views on. whether any gains in rehabilitation have been made and if justice had indeed been served on the perpetrators of the henious crimes.

The.commemoration is taking place for a period of one week in the capital Lilongwe as a means of taking stock on healing of the survivors and whether justice have taken its course.

Malawi plays host to about 5,000 Rwandese at Dzaleka Camp and in various towns of the country 36 of whom are said to have been directly killing of their country men

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6 thoughts on “Rwandese demand extradition of genocide suspects from Malawi refugee camps”

  1. nyasa1 says:

    its hectic to see other survivors and hear their stories. i attended the Uganda comemoration it was heart felt experience. Never dream of it or cross ur mind lets fight tribalism

  2. QueenB says:

    Yep, they have to go. It is stupid of the MW government to be harboring these killers. What will stop these killers from killing Malawians? The safety of Malawians is at stake!

  3. Mfulu says:

    vry true send Mlekez back

  4. Not all who fled their wartorn countries are genuene refugees as leader of Rwandese refugees has said.Others are criminals and now pepetrating violence and disorder in Malawi. Genocide suspects have no place in Malawi.Murekezi and his team must be flashed out and face extradition.A serious warning to this pvt lawyer Wapona Kita obstracting extradition of dangerous criminal Murekezi that you days are numbered because we suspect you are not a Malawian.Malawians are waiting with keen interest to see Gvt conclude Murekezi case without further delay.

  5. Nyau Thing says:

    So Seraphin Khonje is from Rwanda!! Ndimadabwa accent yache ija koma ndinkangoti ndi mmalawi nanga si Khonje!

    1. Seraphin father is from Mhuju in Rumphi while mother is Rwandese. Apparently his father worked in Rwanda as a Doctor and married a local woman who is now a citizen of Mlw

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