Mozambique: Mário Machungo, a man with "the ability to adapt ideals"
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The two attacks on the road in Manica on Tuesday were by the self-proclaimed Renamo Military Junta (JMR), its leader Mariano Nhongo told a press conference yesterday. And he said the attacks will not stop until the election campaign is suspended.
“If the election campaign continues, shooting will not stop,” Nhongo told reporters in Beira by telephone. “If the government suspends the election campaign and postpones the elections, there will not be one more shot,” he added. Other demands include integrating Renamo fighters in the army, police, and secret service SISE.
“JMR is not the same the late Renamo president [Afonso Dhlakama], who was patient. Those who do not hear us will get shot, which can hit anyone, journalist, administrator, governor and others,” warned Nhongo.
The JRM leader said he had been contacted by an ambassador in Maputo during the peace negotiations. “We had warned this ambassador not to endorse the signing of agreement between [new Renamo leader] Ossufo Momade and the Government, notably those parts governing the disarmament and reintegration of Renamo residual forces.”
By Joseph Hanlon
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Source: 2019 General Elections - Mozambique Political Process Bulletin
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