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File photo / Isaque Chande was elected Ombudsman
Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi relieved Isaac Chande of his duties as justice minister on Tuesday, the presidency has announced in a statement, as a result of Chande’s election as the new ombudsman last week in the Assembly of the Republic.
The statement does not say who will occupy the vacant post.
Isaque Chande, 58, a lawyer by profession, was elected ombudsman with 89.5 percent of votes, against 10.5 percent for the other candidate, MDM deputy Silvério Ronguane.
The new ombudsman was also supported by the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), the main opposition party.
Isaque Chande served as Minister of Justice since 2017, when he replaced Lino de Almeida, who was dismissed from the post a few months before being sentenced for corruption.