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Ivone Soares, the leader of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) parliamentary bench, Mozambique’s main opposition party, said on Wednesday that the crisis shaking her organisation was a “family matter” that would be resolved internally.
“It is a matter of the home, it is a matter of our family,” Ivone Soares said during the debate in the Assembly of the Republic (AR) of the Law of Peace and National Reconciliation.
Renamo, she continued, was aware of the claims of the armed faction that challenges the party leadership and would find a solution to the crisis.
“They are our relatives, they are our guerrilla women, they are our guerrilla men. Renamo, as a family, will be able to solve the problems of its own home, that we can assure you,” she emphasised.
The head of the Renamo parliamentary bench said that guerrillas contesting party leadership wanted a decent disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) process.
The funds earmarked for the DDR must therefore be managed transparently, including the €60 million announced by the EU for this process.
A self-styled Renamo military junta announced on Monday that it had elected Mariano Nhongo party chairman and said Ossufo Momade was no longer the leader of the organisation.
The group, which describes itself as a “entrenched in the woods” Renamo military structure with 11 provincial military units, considers the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement signed by Mozambican head of state Filipe Nyusi and Ossufo Momade null and void.
Parliament on Wednesday approved the law of the Peace Agreement and National Reconciliation, signed on August 6 and formally ending months of military confrontation in the country.
The law was passed both in general and in speciality, with votes in favour of 140 deputies from the ruling Liberation Front of Mozambique (Frelimo), 52 from the opposition party Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo), and only one vote from the Mozambique Democratic Movement ( MDM), the third largest party.
Fourteen MDM deputies voted against.Source: Lusa
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