In the ongoing trial at the Cour d’Assises de Paris, witnesses have testified to the prime role played by genocide suspect Philippe Hategekimana, also known as ‘Biguma,’ in the death of the former Bourgmestre of Ntyazo Commune, Narcisse Nyagasaza.
Hategekimana, formerly a deputy commander of Gendarmerie (police) in the current Nyanza District, is currently on trial in France. The trial commenced on May 10 and is expected to conclude on June 30.
During the trial, Israel Dusingizimana, former councilor of the Mushirarungu sector in the commune of Nyabisindu, told court how Nyagasaza was killed saying that he recalls seeking Hategekimana arriving in a white double-cabin vehicle in company of gendarmes, and took Nyagasaza and five other Tutsis.
He remembers that under the orders of Hategekimana, the gendarmes searched the five Tutsis, confiscated their money, and then shot them dead by the roadside. Afterward, they continued their journey and arrived in front of the under-construction Mushirarungu…