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Folha de Maputo / Police spokesman Inácio Dina
Mozambican police said they have removed four guns from the home of Zófimo Muiuane and Valentina Guebuza, the daughter of former president Armando Guebuza, who was killed last week.
Speaking at the regular weekly press conference, police spokesman Inácio Dina said that authorities seized a pistol, two rifles and a shotgun at the couple’s residence. “Steps to clarify the legality and provenance of these weapons continue,” Dina said. The weapon used in the shooting was a pistol.
Valentina Guebuza, who leaves an 18-month-old daughter, was hit by four bullets on Wednesday night. Her husband, who was detained the same day, is the main suspect.
“The case is with the Attorney General’s Office and his [Zófimo’s] detention has been legalised [by a judge],” the PRM spokesman said.
Valentina da Luz Guebuza, 36, was one of the country’s outstanding entrepreneurs. In December 2013, Forbes magazine placed her among the twenty most powerful young people in Africa, leading the family holding company Focus 21 Management & Development with interests in sectors such as banking, telecommunications, fisheries, transport, mining and real estate.
The Mozambican businesswoman married head of telecommunications operator Mcel’s marketing department Zófimo Muiuane at a ceremony in the Chamanculo Presbyterian Church near Maputo on July 26, 2014.
The funeral took place on Saturday in the same church, and was attended by the current head of state, Filipe Nyusi, former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, officials and members and sympathisers of the ruling Liberation Front of Mozambique (Frelimo), of whose central committee Valentina Guebuza was a member.