The General Commander of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique, Bernardino Rafael, called on Friday all the electoral campaigners to avoid violence and to be guided by civility.
Bernardino Rafael spoke in Manica, central Mozambique, during a meeting he had with the local police, where he urged the group to be ruthless against indiscipline.
“No more throwing stones, no more violence and blood, enough! Politicians must win elections with the quality of the messages they send to their electorate,” said the chief commander.
Rafael added that violence or aggression will not alter the results, because it is not the fight that produces the election results.
The appeal of public order was also shared on Friday by the President of the Assembly of Mozambique, Veronica Macamo, during the closing of the IV plenary session for this year.
“We all have to make a commitment to maintaining and consolidating peace so that the country can continue towards economic and social development, aiming at the general welfare,” said Macamo.
The president of the parliament said politicians must walk the path of peace and tolerance, contributing to the effective national reconciliation, consolidation of national unity and democracy.
The general elections in Mozambique will take place in October in the light of the new constitution of the republic, which made major changes in the governmental system. Enditem