BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE– The leader of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), Daviz Simango, says MDM members must be the first to respect, study, observe and use the law.
Speaking in the central city of Beira at the opening of a meeting of the MDM National Council over the weekend, Simango said no organization or individual could have the privilege of over-riding the Constitution and other laws, and “the words of individuals cannot be regarded as laws, imposing their power above the law, infringing the law in the search for profit, and abusing the law for personal interests.
As a political party that wishes to govern the Mozambican nation, we have to set an example in complying with the law and fighting against privilege,” stressed Simango, who also warned against triumphalism.
He told the meeting: We are called upon to correct our style of work, make our discipline strict, and act with determination renewing the environment of political life within the party.”
Turning to municipal elections to be held on Oct 10 this yearr, Simango said that MDM members must seek the well-being of municipal citizens, and not regard the elections as a springboard for improving their own lives.
MDM is the third political force in Mozambique, behind the ruling Frelimo party and the main opposition party, Renamo. It has 17 seats in the 250-member parliament, the Assembly of the Republic. The party also runs three of the country’s 53 municipalities — Beira, where Simango is mayor, Quelimane, and Gurue.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK