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A husband and wife, both Renamo supporters, were reported missing at dawn on Thursday in the village of Magotha in Tambara district of Manica. Neighbours of the couple told the Bulletin that on the morning of the previous day the missing people refused to receive the district administrator, Luis Lourenco, when he was campaigning door-to-door for Frelimo.
“At 2 am we heard a strange noise in the residence and thought it was fight between a married couple, but it wasn’t. When we went to the place today at 6am we found the door open, the house was disorganised and our neighbours were not there,” said a neighbour of the couple.
The neighbours reported the disappearance to community leaders who referred it to the police. During the military-political hostilities between the government and Renamo, some supporters of that party in Manica were kidnapped by strangers.
Strangers partially destroyed the home of a Renamo supporter while he was in the campaign activities in the village of Niosi, Malema district, Nampula, on Wednesday evening (18 September). The ceiling was removed and some walls collapsed.
Renamo members and supporters in the village of Nacuia, Rapale district, Nampula, are being threatened and intimidated by Frelimo, said Renamo district delegate Manuel dos Santo. “On Wednesday (September 18) a considerable number of Renamo members and supporters were prevented from putting up posters by Frelimo members headed by the community leader,” said dos Santos.
By Joseph HanlonSource: 2019 General Elections - Mozambique Political Process Bulletin
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