The Renamo political delegate for the city, Arlindo Bila, told reporters that he had no idea why the police had gathered outside the office, since Renamo had planned no activity for Monday that would require such a police presence.
“We are here for a normal day’s work and we don’t have any substantial activities planned, such as large meetings, about which we normally inform the police,” said Bila.
“But when we arrived here at around 6 o’clock this morning, we were faced with several police units,” Bila added.
There were no reports by any local media on Renamo organizing a political action, such as a march in the city.
“No activities were envisaged which could lead the police to gather in front of our delegation,” he went on to say.
The spokesperson for Maputo City police command, Orlando Mudumane said he had no idea at all about Monday’s police action, saying that “I have no information about this.”
At the end of December, the police prevent a march by Renamo supporters through the streets of Maputo. The police justified this on the grounds that Renamo had not informed the Maputo Municipal Council of the march the requisite 72 hours in advance, and not provided a route of the march.
Renamo and the Frelimo-led government were involved in a 16-year civil war from 1976, which ended in 1992 with a Rome record signed. From then on, Renamo has accused the government of rigging all the general polls, which is rejected by the Maputo administration. Enditem