Jean de Dieu Ruremesha was a member of the group that killed Benoit’s family members. According to Jean de Dieu, he truly believed that Tutsi were supposed to be killed which is why, until attending of the workshop, he could not understand why he was arrested and spend many years in the prison.
Jean de Dieu said, “ This workshop helped me to understand very well that what I did during the genocide is beyond any human being understanding. I didn’t know that we were all the same people. From the bottom of my heart I want to ask for forgiveness to Benoit for what I have done to him. I don’t know if I deserve forgiveness. What we have learned here changed my mind and my heart, Benoit, please forgive me.”