A wanted fugitve of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Emmanuel Mbarushimana, has been arrested in South Africa, reports have confirmed. Mbarushimana, who is wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity, had been on the run for nearly two decades.
According to reports, Mbarushimana was arrested by the police in Johannesburg on Monday, and is now awaiting extradition to Rwanda.
Mbarushimana is the former leader of the Democratic Republican Movement, and is accused of commanding a militia loyal to the former regime which allegedly participated in massacres during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. In 1998, he was arrested in Zambia and was subsequently removed from the country, after which he went into hiding.
He has been on the most wanted list in Rwanda since 2006, and was tracked down by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He is believed to have been hiding in South Africa since the early 2000s.