At last: Malawi arrest genocide convict Vincent Murekezi

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Malawi Police have arrested genocide convict Vincent Murekezi following pressure from citizens who have pushing for the Rwandan’s arrest and extradition.

Murekezi, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Rwanda for his role in the genocide, is reported to have been arrested on Thursday at 9:30 hours at his house in Lilongwe.

arrestedAppearing before senior resident magistrate Patrick Chirwa, lawyer representing Murekezi Gift Katundu said the case should be referred to the high court.

Malawi’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) is expected to take over the case during the next court proceeding that has been scheduled for December 14.

Rwandan authorities have been asking for Murekezi’s extradition since 2009 and recently expressed hope that the Malawi government will do the needful.

“We are still hopeful that Malawi will cooperate by extraditing Murekezi,” Rwanda National prosecution spokesman Nkusi Faustin said.

But since 2009 Malawi government is reported to have given the matter a cold shoulder as investigations on the convict’s whereabouts were not followed

A group of concerned citizens led by Phillip Kamangira emerged last month and began pressurising government to extradite Murekezi saying he is a threat to the country.

Murekezi whose jail term was given while he was enjoying the comfort of mother Malawi became the wanted convict by the Rwandan government after having a hand in the killings of Tutsis tribe.

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  1. mwa ciumnya muli zeru zanji maipando yongopasanayi. kkkkkkk ati he is a prominent business man. mmamuziwa prominent biziness man, cule kumaso iwe?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? kuvomera zinyengo mwinaso anali ndi kontract yomwe siinacitike ndlama yake unadya naoso.kkkkkkkkkkkk a minista kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
    ma bulutu ngati awa,
    ife tulephera kupeza passport mose tayambila kuyendera

  2. May it arrest Mzuzu genocide culprits as well. We’re still pained by the murder of our innocent sons, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends and kins in Mzuzu by the government. They seem to forget but the wounds we’re inflicted of will never heal.

  3. @ Miilliam mimmie, zomwe mwalemba apa mai, kaya ndani sizikugwirizana. Kodi inuyo kwanu ndikuti? Do you know what happened kuti ifeyo tikhale aUfulu kunoko. Mxie

  4. Some Ethiopians are also getting citizenship using the son of Sofarm who has connections with the immigration. So many Ethiopians have obtained resident permits using this guy. Hey are we serious with our country?

  5. Ayamba Uyu Ndi Wachiwili Kufuna Uzika Wa Ziko lino!Wina Ndiuja Wa Ku South Africa!Nde Muziti Azigula Ma I D Athu Athuwa!Mukunama Tidalivela Tokha Kuwawa Zikoli Mboni Nda Achilembwe,Akamuzu Banda,Asangala,Ndi Ena Ambili.Mupitilize Kuwasaka Anthu Otelewa Kumaiko Kwawo ife Amatizuza!

  6. Hasn’t this proved Malawi security is poor? Corruption is at it and goverment act after pressure from its citizens? My poor mother Malawi, how did he came in and get settled without the police knowledge? How did he obtain the Malawian pass port (ooh maybe he married here, ma sistez kupupuluma). Why was the government relactant to arrest him? Wina wankulu anadyapo apa. No doubt.

  7. Done; “_behind the rule of men entirey great the pen is mightier than the sword” waiting for the arrest of accomplices in acquiring the malawian passport.If it may happen at all with the present malawi.

  8. Africa for the Africans!.. we’re all one and Africa is a home of all black people! why hating one another?? we should learn to live together and tell the Indians, Arabs, whites..etc to go back to their countries because they don’t belong to Africa!!!.. wakuda ndi wakuda mzake tidanilananji?.. Remember who separated us in those days of slavery..Africa was one country until the white bombos came up with the idea of scrambling Africa..we should free ourselves from mental slavery and start to see each and every black man from anywhere around the continent as a brother and sister and not a foreigner then the white bombos will run outta Africa and leave us in peace!!! .. BLACK POWER … BLACK NATION …BLACK PEOPLE… all black ❤✊

  9. Boma lopusa ili, mumadikira zodiac ituluse nkhaniyi basi, but the question is how many other foreighn criminals are being harbored by this goverment.

    • Chonsecho iwe uli pansi pa ulamuliro waboma lopusa lomwelo, ndiye palibe chanzerutu apa chimene ukuchitatu unakalankhula zimenezi uli mnzika yadziko lina bola.

    • Of course ndikunena boma langa kumene, ndiye iweyo vuto lako ndi chani? ukufuna ndizisekelera boma loti likuyika chitetezo cha moyo wanga pa chiswe…uziganiza usanachite comment pa opinion ya anzako ndiwe munthu wamkulu uzipanga manyazi…ukunva…