Ex-Rwandan police officer Fulgence Kayishema has been remanded in custody after appearing briefly in a South African court.
Rwanda genocide accused appears in South African court
Former Rwandan police officer Fulgence Kayishema, accused of ordering the killing of 2000 Tutsis who were seeking refuge in a church during the 1994 genocide, has appeared briefly in a South African court and was remanded in custody.
According to a charge sheet seen by Reuters, Kayishema faces five charges in South Africa, including two of fraud.
The fraud counts relate to applications he made for asylum and refugee status in South Africa, where the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) alleges he gave his citizenship as Burundian and used a false name.
Kayishema was not asked to enter a plea at Cape Town Magistrates’ Court, which adjourned the matter to June 2.