The Rwandan senator is accused of murder in Cyarwa, near the university district of Butare (southern Rwanda), according to a source from the Rwandan League for the Promotion and the Defence of Human Rights (LIPRODHOR).
The trial could not start last week-end as it was initially scheduled.
The defendant, whose case has been waiting for more than a year, has challenged the gacaca court of Cyarwa.
He is, instead, being tried by a gacaca court from Kigali.
A brilliant speaker, Safari had pushed for the dissolution of his former party, Republican Democratic Movement (MDR), which he accused of having propagated the genocide ideology.
After the dissolution of MDR, Safari, along with others, founded the Party for Solidarity and Progress (PSP), which belonged to the coalition formed around the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), which is currently in power.
© Hirondelle News Agency