Mozambique: Avoid acts that endanger integrity of the country - AIM
The leader of Renamo in a Maputo Mosque today. Picture: Ossufo Momade, Facebook
Ossufo Momade, the president of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), Mozambique’s main opposition party, has urged the Muslim community to pray for peace, harmony and common sense among Mozambicans.
“We take this moment to ask our Muslim brothers to bear the cessation of hostilities in their prayers for Allah’s benevolence,” Ossufo Momade said in a statement issued today.
Peace and common sense must prevail among Mozambicans, the note, issued on the occasion of the celebration of Eid Al Ada, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, a four-day Muslim celebration, says.
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and the Renamo leader signed the Final Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement on August 6th.
This is the third understanding between the two parties. Besides the 1992 General Peace Agreement, which ended a 16-year civil war, another agreement on cessation of military hostilities was signed on 5 September 2014, which formally ended months of clashes following disputes over the electoral law.
Following the signing of the 2014 agreement, Renamo’s armed wing and the Mozambican Defence and Security Forces again engaged in clashes following the main opposition party’s refusal to acknowledge the results of the general election.