Obituary: Rwanda's Zura Karuhimbi, who saved dozens from genocide 'Zura Karuhimbi had no weapons to defend herself when the men waving machetes surrounded her home, demanding she hand over those she was sheltering inside. She did, however, have a reputation for magical powers. That reputation, and the fear it engendered in the group of heavily armed men, was enough to keep an elderly woman and more than 100 others safe during the Rwandan genocide. [...] "I only believed in one God and the thing of magical power was just an invention and cover I was using to save lives," she told Mr Bucyensenge in 2014. "I am not a witchdoctor." The tale, however, reached the highest levels in Rwanda, and, in 2006, she was awarded the Campaign Against Genocide Medal.' BBC.co.uk, 22nd December 2018. Clever, compassionate & brave. Rest in peace, Ms Karuhimbi.