According to Radio Rwanda, Charles Bandora was in 1994 a businessman and influent local member of the former ruling party MRND. He is accused of having trained Interahamwe militiamen in the Bugesera region (South-East), and of having supervised massacres.
In Malawi, Charles Bandora was operating several businesses in the open. His arrest comes three weeks after Rwanda's Chief Prosecutor Martin Ngoga visited Malawi.
In November 2009, Ngoga had blamed Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia for "doing nothing" to arrest Rwandan fugitives living on their soil.
Besides Bandora, three other fugitives from Rwandan justice are believed to live in Malawi.
© Hirondelle News Agency