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07 Nov 2019 | 08:30 PM UTC

Mozambique: Three killed in attack on bus in Manica province November 6

Mozambique News Alert

Suspected Renamo activists kill three people in attack on bus in Manica province on November 6; similar attacks possible over the coming days and weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Maputo). COUNTRY/REGION Manica

Event

Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be members of a breakaway faction of the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), attacked a bus in Manica province on Wednesday, November 6, killing three people and wounding three others.

Similar attacks are possible in Manica province over the near term.

Context

The October 15 general elections allowed citizens to vote for provincial governors for the first time, as set in the Maputo Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement signed between Renamo and Frelimo leaders on August 6. The National Election Commission (CNE) declared incumbent Filipe Nyusi of the Frelimo party the winner of the election with 73 percent of the vote. In the parliamentary elections, Frelimo won 184 of the parliament's 250 seats, while Renamo came in second with 60 seats. Renamo has since called for an annulment of the October 15 elections amid allegations of electoral fraud.

Advice

Individuals are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid discussing sensitive political topics in public, avoid polling stations and any public demonstrations, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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