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The Mozambican journalist Ericino de Salema has had an operation and his prognosis is good, Jeremias Langa, moderator of the current affairs programme on which the victim appeared, told Lusa yesterday.
Salema was abducted on 27 March in central Maputo and found a few hours later with injuries to his arms and legs by local residents on the outskirts of the capital.
Speaking to Lusa yesterday, Langa, administrator on the private channel STV and moderator of the comments programme ‘Pontos de Vista’ on which Ericino de Salema was one of the participants, said that the journalist had operations on his left arm and legs on Friday.
“He suffered several fractures to both legs and to his left clavicle and needed surgery,” Langa said.
Salema endured the five-hour operation well and was in good spirits, Langa, also a journalist, said.
Langa said that Ericino de Salema would be confined to a bed for eight weeks before starting to walk again, and it would be a while before he was walking normally.
“It was a brutal, shocking attack, and it will take some time to recover,” he said.
Salema’s kidnapping and assault triggered a wave of internal and international repudiation of the violence inflicted on figures critical of the Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) party and government.Source: Lusa
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