Fugitive Rwandan General Nyamwasa Tracked to South Africa
JOHANNESBURG — South African authorities say a Rwandan general accused of terrorism in Rwanda is in South Africa.
The spokesman for a special crime-fighting unit called the Hawks says Lt. General Kayumba Nyamwasa arrived in South Africa on Feb. 27. The Rwandan government has accused him of involvement in three Feb. 19 grenade attacks in Rwanda’s capital. The attacks in central Kigali killed one person and injured 30.
Hawks spokesman Musa Zondi says South Africa has not arrested him because they do not have an extradition treaty with Rwanda. Nyamwasa’s arrest and extradition will require a formal request from Rwanda’s attorney general, which would then need to be signed by South African President Jacob Zuma.
Source: The Associated Press.