President Filipe Nyusi has warned all Rwandan refugees in Mozambique not use their status or asylum to destabilize the country.
The South African country president was addressing the need to identify and arrested and then extradite Genocide suspects hiding in that country after committing the crime including those against humanity in 1994 during the time when one million ethnic Tutsi were maimed and killed with machetes, pangas, clubs, stones, bullets, grenades and other weaponry.
There are 3000 registered refugees and asylum seekers in which 12 suspects are to be identified and the sent back for trial in their respect native places in Rwanda.
The two countries have been a bit at a distance over political misunderstanding but yesterday renewed their 1990 Cooperation Agreement which include political cooperation, state administration, agriculture, mineral resources, culture and tourism signed by the countries’ foreign ministers Oldemiro Baloi and Louise Mushikiwabo.
“We know that some Rwandan refugees have issues pending back in their home country. Rwanda wants some of them extradited for Genocide trial. We are looking into what is needed to extradite them. And are working to understand what the problem is,” said Baloi, Mozambique Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
He reminded Mozambique people that the Rwanda government is only seeking business and education.