Fulgence Kayishema responsible for the Rwandan Genocide arrested in SA

Fulgence Kayishema responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested in Paarl Wine Farm in South Africa.

Kayishema, 61, is alleged to have orchestrated the killing of 2 000 women, men and children at a church in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

After 22 years on the run,  Kayishema was arrested on Wednesday under the false name of Donatien Nibashumba and appeared before a court in Cape Town.

Fulgence was arrested by SA Operational Task Team (OTT) comprised of Crime Intelligence, Home Affairs, International Relations, Interpol, the NPA and the Hawks (DPCI).

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the case was postponed to June 2 to allow it time for further investigation.

Kayishema will be held at Cape Town’s Pollsmoor Prison ahead of extradition to Rwanda.