Zim troops deployed to thwart Mozambique rebels

mozambique-soldiers-vs-renamoFrom ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique
MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE and Mozambique have deployed a joint force to stop terror attacks by the Mozambican National Resistance’s (Renamo)
rebels at the border between the two countries.
Zimbabwe Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed the joint operations which come months after the violent campaign by militants from
the Mozambican opposition party.
The group’s banditry has spilled into Zimbabwe’s eastern Manicaland Province where some Mozambicans have sought refuge.
“Renamo is trying to provoke us,” said Mnangagwa.
“We have deployed our security forces (Zimbabwe National Army), who are protecting those in the danger zone,” he added.
Renamo has in recent months engaged in terror acts and sabotage in protests of the 2014 election the rival Front for the Liberation of
Mozambique (Frelimo) won.
Renamo is demanding autonomy rule in six mineral-rich provinces of Manica, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia, where it claims to have won in
, but allege President Felipe Nyusi’s ruling party rigged.
Nyusi has accused Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, of negotiating in bad faith in the wake of the violence by militants.
Renamo and Frelimo were involved in a 15-year civil war that led to the death of one people from fighting and starvation as well as displacement
of five million civilians until a ceasefire in 1992.
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