Prof. Mwaikusa said his defence case would ‘'definitely'' began on August 31, as previously scheduled and would last three weeks, the time allocated by Trial Chamber I, presided by Cameroonian Judge Florence Rita Array.
He was speaking to Hirondelle News Agency over the phone from Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian commercial city.
The prosecution rested its case on June 4, after fielding 12 witnesses to support accusations against the defendant.
According to testimonies heard during prosecution case, the former businessman has been accused to have toured the churches of the prefecture of Cyangugu (south-western Rwanda) in 1994, inciting killings of Tutsis.
Prosecuted for genocide, complicity in the genocide and extermination, Munyakazi, has pleaded his innocence.
Munyakazi was arrested in May 2004 in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where he pretended to be an Imam, under the name of Mzee Mandevu (literally, the bearded old man in Kiswahili).
The trial began on 22 April, 2009.
© Hirondelle News Agency