Protais Mpiranya: Zimbabwe police seek Rwandan fugitive

Grave of one of the victims during Rwanda's 1994 genocide
Image caption Up to 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days

Zimbabwe's police say they have launched a manhunt for a former top Rwandan official, accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide.

Protais Mpiranya was a commander in the Presidential Guard in 1994 and is accused of playing a key role in the slaughter of 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Zimbabwe has previously been accused of sheltering him.

The UN's Rwandan war crimes tribunal has offered a $5m reward for him.

"We want him dead or alive. We are looking for information to arrest him; we don't know how long he has been in the country," chief superintendent Peter Magwenzi of the police homicide section told the AFP news agency.

Last year, Zimbabwean official denied that he was in the country.

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