The state-owned Radio Mozambique quoted the governor of Tete, Paulo Auade, as saying that the situation affected three thousand children, whose parents have abandoned Moatize town in the province because of Renamo.


The governor deplored the Renamo behavior, asking its men to abandon acts of violence. The residents of Moatize say that the former rebel movement has several military bases in the remote areas.

The government accuses the main opposition of violating an agreement signed in September last year on the cessation of hostilities between the two sides. Renamo also pointed its finger at the government for doing the same.

Last month, thousands of students also abandoned their schools in the central province of Zambezia, the second most populated province in Mozambique and one of Renamo’s strongholds.

The government and Renamo have been trying to agree on the disarmament of Renamo fighters, but negotiations which started in March 2013 collapsed in August.

Last month, eight Renamo officers surrendered to the Mozambican Armed Forces in the capital, Maputo. They told journalists that many Renamo members were willing to leave the bush and join the FADM or going to their families and live normal lives. But they fear for reprisals from the army. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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