The Malawian government has vowed to arrest Genocide fugitives on its soil while fully supporting the enforcement of the tripartite secession clause on Rwandan refugees when it comes into force in June 2013.
Malawian Home Affairs Minister Uladi Mussa made the commitment on Wednesday in a meeting with Rwanda's High Commissioner to Tanzania Ben Rugangazi shortly after the latter had presented his credentials to Malawian President Joyce Banda.
"Hon Uladi Mussa promised his government's support to the enforcement of the tripartite secession Clause on Rwandan refugees once it comes into force in June 2013," the Rwanda High Commission in Tanzania said in a statement sent to The New Times yesterday.
Rugangazi added that the Malawi government had expressed commitment to cooperate in tracking and bringing to justice Genocide fugitives who may be hiding in Malawi.
Rugangazi said that President Banda expressed satisfaction at the "excellent relations" between the two countries.
With about 5,000 Rwandan refugees in Malawi, the country has often been accused of releasing Genocide suspects under unclear circumstances.
Genocide fugitive Vincent Nzigiyimfura was arrested and thereafter left the country for the United States of America in 2009.
A few years ago, Charles Bandora, another Genocide fugitive, was also arrested in Malawi, but released under unclear circumstances.