The former Bourgmestre of Maraba Commune and wanted Genocide fugitive, Jean Marie Vianney Habineza has died in Zambia where he had sought refuge.
Sources confirmed to The New Times that Habineza, who was accused of being responsible for the deaths of over 5000 people in the Church in Maraba during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, died on Wednesday last week and was buried on Saturday in Zambia.
He was wanted for crimes against humanity, Genocide, complicity in Genocide, organized crime and transnational crimes.
According to sources, Habineza rewarded each person who killed and buried the victim in shallow graves around the church, one kilogram of rice. The rice had been stored by the church to be distributed in case of food shortage.
Habineza also reportedly participated in the pillage of a health centre and even confiscated valuable goods from ordinary people who had looted them from Tutsi homes.