Renamo accused of abducting local Frelimo officials

via Renamo accused of abducting local Frelimo officials – The Zimbabwean 11 January 2016

Maputo, (AIM) – Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo Party has accused the militia of the former rebel movement Renamo of intimidating and kidnapping local Frelimo leaders in six districts in the central province of Sofala.

Maputo, (AIM) – Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo Party has accused the militia of the former rebel movement Renamo of intimidating and kidnapping local Frelimo leaders in six districts in the central province of Sofala.

The most recent case, Batalhao continued, occurred on 5 January when Renamo kidnapped the first secretary of a Frelimo committee in Bebedo locality, also in Nhamatanda. He was released the following day, but with marks of torture.

When the Radio contacted Renamo officials in Sofala, they were unwilling to talk about the matter.

The spokesperson for the Sofala provincial police command, Daniel Macuacua, confirmed that kidnappings of citizens have taken place in the districts mentioned by Batalhao, and promised to provide more detailed information in the near future.

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