Mozambique: Ossufo Momade Named Interim RENAMO Chief

Mozambique’s leading opposition party and former rebel movement, RENAMO, now has a new interim leader in the person of Ossufo Momade after veteran chief Afonso Dhlakama died on May 3, 2018 of diabetes at 65 years.

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Dhlakama, who headed the party for 39 years, died unexpectedly in the bush where he has lived for several years.

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RENAMO fought a 16-year civil liberation war against the ruling FRELIMO party until 1992. It then emerged as an opposition party, but still retained its armed fighters.

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Meanwhile, President Filipe Nyusi has urged people to do everything to keep on track the peace process Dhlakama began.

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