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The incident occurred last Saturday in the Chilaulene region, when six young men from the city of Xai-Xai on their way to Zongoene beach stopped at a tuck shop [barraca] to ask for directions, arousing suspicions and popular outrage.
Two of the four youths who escaped death said that the crowd, wielding weapons, stopped them returning to Xai-Xai.
The youth explained that the incident began around 2:00 p.m. and lasted until approximately 6:00 p.m. when they were released thanks to the Zimilene community leadership.
“I have never experienced such a situation in my life. I think they wanted to kill us. Some threw rocks, other bottles, others had axes in their hands and others had catanas and tire levers,” one of the young men reported.
When he found out what was happening, Abdul Gafur, the father of one of the young men, went to Xai-Xai District’s First PRM Station to report the case.
As he and a group of police officers were preparing to attend the incident, his son got in touch with him to say that he and his friends had been released and were returning to Xai-Xai.
Carlos Macuácua, spokesman for the provincial police command in Gaza, told Radio Mozambique that the corporation had received no complaints about any attempted lynching in Xai Xai district.Source: Rádio Moçambique
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