Mozambique: Renamo Kills Child in Ambush

Gunmen of the country’s largest opposition party Renamo killed a young child on 21 April in an attack against a vehicle in Gorongosa district in the central province of Sofala.

The Gorongosa district administrator, Manuel Jamaca, told Radio Mozambique that the vehicle, belonging to the head of the Canda administrative post, was ambushed as it was returning from Gorongosa town.

A baby carried by its mother died in the attack, and the three other occupants of the vehicle, including the mother and the head of the Canda post, were injured. They were transferred to Beira Central Hospital where they are receiving medical treatment.

Jamaca said the Gorongosa region is currently relatively calm – but Renamo gunmen are moving through the area attacking and torturing local community leaders.

SOURCE: Informacao de Mocambique