Nsanzintwali, 45, has been living in Kigali since 2007 as an evangelist in a Nyamirambo-based church.
How he was arrested
On Sunday, during a church service in Nyamirambo-based Goshen Universal Church, one of the congregants who knew Nsanzintwali before the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi gave testimony of how he (Nsanzintwali) perpetrated genocide and that Gacaca courts convicted Nsanzintwali in his absence.
“They thought that he had died or was still in refuge in the Democratic Republic of Congo” he said.
Speaking to Flash Radio, the witness said that he knows Nsanzintwali as his former neighbor and classmate.
“He was nicknamed Mafiyeri. During the genocide he participated in killings in different regions,” he said.
“Gacaca courts sentenced him in his absence before fleeing to DR Congo where we thought that he died from. He killed many people during the genocide” he testified.
He went on to say that Nsanzintwali used to lead the assaults in former Nyamabumba commune and Kibingo, now in Rutsiro District.
After hearing the testimony, under the partnership of population and District Administration Security Support Organ (DASSO)Nzanzintwali was taken to Nyamirambo Police station where he is detained for further investigations.