No Negotiations With Nyusi, Says Nhongo
In new episodes that attest to the partisan character of the state apparatus in the country, Ministry of Justice officials have been in a state of nervousness in recent days. In question is the difficult management of a process that has to do with the registration of a new political party.
According to what mediaFAX has learned, the question that is embarrassing and upsetting the ruling party politicians at the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs is directly related to the belief that there are webs that link the political organisation in the making to the young rebel and “not” properly “aligned” Samora Machel Junior.
The son of the national independence proclaimer and first president of Mozambique, Samora Moisés Machel, and of national heroine Josina Machel, has recently been in direct confrontation with Frelimo and its president, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, for what he considers the “mismanagement” of the cinquentenial party.
At the recent ordinary session of the Frelimo Central Committee, the Samito affai, as far as is known, was not addressed. There was a kind of “term agreement” for establishing possible peace, in order to prioritise a greater good: winning presidential, legislative elections and the election for provincial governors.
As we learned, as soon as the record of the creation of the new party organisation was admitted to the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs, top leaders communicated it to the Frelimo party. From the information received and the inquiries made, it was possible to perceive that most of the founding members of the new organisation have some connection with the youth movement which was associated with and supported by Samora Machel Junior after Frelimo discarded him in the internal elections for the Autarchic Council of the City of Maputo.
Indeed, as far as we know, some young people from the Youth Development Association of Mozambique (AJUDEM) are directly or indirectly working on the new party formation project.
Faced with this possible connection with Samora Machel Júnior, the Ministry of Justice appears to have received guidance to delay as far as possible the legal implementation of the new political formation.
And in fact, the process is facing many difficulties. The deadlines initially foreseen for a final response having been largely exceeded, proponents of the new political party have in recent times pressured the Ministry. However, the answers have been only in the logic of “come back tomorrow to pick it up”.
Given this, the proponents had to find ways to apply pressure and, on Thursday of last week, a group of young people ended up being detained by the Police of the Republic of Mozambique and taken to the cells of the 2nd precinct, located 50 metres from the facilities of the Ministry of the Justice. The group was released two hours later.
The group returned to the Ministry on Friday, bearing in mind that the promise had, once again, been to come back on the following day. And again, the group was detained for a few more hours. And the answer regarding the application filed was that only today, Monday, could the documents be picked up.
“We were there in the Ministry waiting to be attended to, but soon after police arrived and took us to the 2nd station. They said we were concentrated in the Ministry and that it is illegal. But after a few hours they released us,” one of the young people in the group detained for some hours in the police station told us.
“It seems that what they want is to delay the process as much as possible in order to, once again, prevent us from running in the elections. But on Monday we will be there in search of the answer, although it is clear that there are already political guidelines to bar the process, he pointed out.
Regarding the organisation’s connection to Samora Júnior, the new organisation’s member says that the only thing he knows is that “I do not remember seeing his name on the list”, but “the organisation is completely open to receiving all those who see themselves reflected in the objectives of our group”.Source: Savana