“Gacaca process served as the reaffirmation of Rwandans’ ability to find solutions to their problems and empower people to take decisions to what affects their lives”, the President added.
He stressed that “gacaca justice was administrated by and in the name of the people themselves”, concluding that the whole process “exceeded our expectations”.
Gacaca courts handled over 2 millions trials since their creation in June 2002.
According to Paul Kagame, the closure of the gacacas doesn’t mean that remaining “genocidaires” would go unpunished if caught. Judicial mechanisms have been set up for such people, he said.