Mozambique: Renamo Member Murdered in Inhambane

Maputo – Unknown assailants murdered a senior member of Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, at the weekend in the southern province of Inhambane, according to a report in Tuesday’s issue of the independent daily “O Pais”.

The Renamo member, Aly Jane, went missing on Saturday afternoon, after he had left a local mosque. Rumours that he may have been murdered began to circulate on Sunday, after his identity card was found on the bank of the Nhanombe river, between the city of Maxixe and Homoinc district.

Relatives went to this area on Monday and carried out a search. Their fears were confirmed when they found Jane’s body underneath vegetation. His feet were bound and he had been shot in the head.

The family believes he may have been killed for political motives because he was very active in mobilizing Renamo members and supporters in Inhambane, and had allowed the party to use a house he owned as an office.

The Renamo political delegate in Inhambane, Carlos Mela, had no immediate comment, but promised to react to the murder in the next few days.

Source: All Africa