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In Cabo Delgado, there are traditional doctors who collaborate with insurgents who carry out attacks in some parts of the province, Rádio Moçambique reports today.
The denunciation was brought to the commander-in-chief of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM), Bernardino Rafael, by the Association of Traditional Doctors of Mozambique (AMETRAMO) in Nangade.
Speaking at a popular meeting with commander Rafael, AMETRAMO’s representative Latifo Saíde Ioa explained: since the evildoers can not go to health units, when they are injured, they lure the healers, who then treat them, not only of their wounds, but also superstitiously.
“Our children are the ones leading these evil actions, that is true. They sleep and eat with us. The problem is that we do not want to denounce the reasons why. We, the traditional doctors, a part of us, the population, we are guilty. Even us, traditional doctors, there are some who collaborate with those evildoers. Therefore, Mr. Commander-in-Chief: tighten the siege starting from ourselves, the traditional doctors, we treat these people,” said the representative of AMETRAMO in Nangade, aknowledging that his associates collaborate with the evildoers who destabilise the districts of the north and centre of Cabo Delgado.
Bernardino Rafael said that those who collaborate with the group of evildoers should immediately stop, because they are belittling the efforts of the Defense and Security Forces towards restoring public order and tranquillity in the communities.
“You have to stop, best to stop, to not treat those [people]. To denounce when they show up, asking for your services. It’s not to let them die, but it’s best to denounce, because we want to know where he was injured, where are the so many others who are killing people. So we ask, once again: collaboration with traditional doctors, ” he told the meeting.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique recently visited the border areas of Negomano and Namatil in the Mueda district and the village headquarters of Nangade where he met with the population and the Defense and Security Forces about the need to intensify surveillance in the border with Tanzania, to prevent illegal citizens from entering the country.