Recent concerted efforts by the International Police (Interpol) in collaboration with French authorities have led to the arrest of Dominique Ntawukurirayo, another key suspect of the 1994 Genocide.
Ntawukurirayo is accused of coordinating a massacre of 25,000 people in an incident, and causing agony to members of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu, with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, the ethnic group.
The current extraditions are in the right direction as the country looks forward to reconciling society and bringing justice into play.
However, the recent brutal murder of Paul Rutayisire, a Kabulemera Gacaca court president, and vice president of Genocide survivors in Karama Sector on Monday October 15 is another incident that has marked a sign of intolerance among Genocide suspects. The line authorities should make sure the assailants are brought to book.
Nearing to the end of the week, the entertainment and political worlds woke up to the magnitude of an unexpected devastating loss of South African reggae star Lucky Philip Dube.
The reggae icon was shot dead in a failed hijacking in Johannesburg’s suburb of Rosettenville as he was dropping off his children who ended up traumatised by the incidence.
The call of the South African President, Thabo Mbeki, to confront what he called “the scourge” of crime is an appeal to promote social justice.
If Dube’s killers had asked for his car, he would have given it without hesitation, but to shoot him was a crime against social justice and a disregard for humanity.
Such brutalities and massacres are signs of what African societies still lack; a fair situation of dealing with people who live together in society.
There is utmost need to address issues that promote social justice which is a quality of the general rightness of society.
In principle, all people possess an inviolability founded justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override.
For this reason, social justice implies that the loss of freedom for some is made right by a greater good shared by others.
It’s high time we embraced a society which accords individuals and groups fair treatment and a just share of its benefits of defence for all humanity.
The move towards a socially just world by promoting social justice will lead to a peaceful co-existence and defence of humanity among all African societies.