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Mozambique: Police denies Renamo accusations of “provocations in violation of the truce”


The Police in the Republic of Mozambique has denied Renamo accusations of provocative actions in violation of the 60-day truce declared in January, reiterating that the situation was “normal”.

Speaking during the weekly press review of police activities, Police General Command spokesman Inácio Dina said there was no record of any incident associated with the political and military crisis between the government and Renamo, country’s main opposition party.

Renamo has alleged several “provocations in violation of the truce” declared by Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama, including homicides, abductions, robberies, intimidation and extortion.

The latest case was announced by party spokesman António Muchanga and concerns about 12 party members who were allegedly “arrested and tied up” at a military unit in Mocuba, Zambezia province.

Central and northern Mozambique have been plagued by military violence for more than a year following Renamo’s refusal to accept the results of the 2014 general election

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