MAPUTO– Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged the population of the southern province of Gaza not to take the law into their own hands by forming lynch mobs who kill alleged criminals.
Speaking at a rally in Licilo lin Limpopo district Monday, the first day of a working visit to Gaza province, Nyusi recalled that there had been recent cases of lynchings in Chicumbane and Zonguene, in the same district. He urged his audience to be vigilant, and to denounce to the authorities anybody who tried to take the law into their own hands.
The people of Gaza do not burn people alive,” he declared. There were criminals who commit atrocities, but he urged law-abiding citizens to hand these criminals over to the authorities.
Nyusi stressed that instead of discussing questions of crime, we should be concentrating on issues of development. In response to this invitation, several members of the audience took the floor and stressed the need for more schools in the district, better roads, and improvements in the water and electricity supply.
Nyusi replied that he had taken note of these concerns. When I was elected, I promised to expand the electricity supply and the road network, and that’s what we are doing. I am continuing to say that our promises must be kept, he added.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK