"All these people have an unknown residence; none presented themselves despite notifications posted for a prolonged period in public buildings", according to Agrees Nsengiyumva, a panel member of the court of Cyivugiza.
According to the judge, the trial, which should have started last Sunday, was deferred because of logistical reasons reasons, which he did not wanted to divulge details.
On the list for the trial include three women and a former legislator, Jean Rwabukwisi.
It is expected that more than 200 prosecution witnesses be called to the stand.
The Gacaca trials are scheduled to close in June, but the government has assured that, to avoid any impunity, the traditional courts would continue try cases which may surface afterwards.
The Gacaca courts are presided not by professional judges, but by people who are considered of high esteem in the society.
© Hirondelle News Agency