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Folha de Maputo / This photograph has been digitally manipulated out of respect for José Jaime Macuane's personal rights
Mozambican political analyst and ‘Pontos de Vista’ commentator on the independent STV TV channel, José Jaime Macuane, was shot this morning by unknown individuals in Marracuene district on the Maputo ring road.
There is little verified information, but a photograph seen by Folha de Maputo and taken by a member of the public who came on the scene just minutes later clearly shows marks of violence to Macuane’s head, reports FM.
According to the source, Macuane is still alive. A team from Folha de Maputo is heading to the scene to gather more information, and a family source has reportedly told FM that Macuane was kidnapped and then shot.
Macuane has been taken to the Maputo Private Hospital for treatment.
As well as working as a commentator on the Sunday evening ‘Pontos de Vista’ program which analyzes the issues of the week, Macuane is a professor at Eduardo Mondlane University. He holds a PHD on Political Science by the Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The program ‘Pontos de Vista’ is moderated by Mozambican journalist Jeremias Langa. ‘Pontos de Vista’ other commentator is Mozambican journalist Fernando Lima.
Source: Folha de Maputo