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.
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 menFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :