Nearly 300 Renamo guerrillas demobilized in central Mozambique

Nearly 300 former guerrillas from the main opposition party in Mozambique, Renamo, were demobilized on Wednesday at the administrative post in Muxungue, Chibabava district, in the country’s central province of Sofala.

According to a report from the state radio station Radio Mocambique, the province’s State Secretary Stela Novo Zeca said that the conditions for the demilitarization of the group are in place.

“These citizens were somewhat displaced from their families. It is very important that these individuals are accepted by everyone in the community, so that they can quickly reintegrate themselves into the communities and contribute to the development of the community, the province and the country,” said Zeca.

The State Secretary added that the government will implement various economic activity programs to engage these citizens.

On June 5, 38 Renamo members handed over their weapons to the administrative post in Savane, Dondo district, Sofala, marking the resumption of the process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of the former rebel movement’s residual forces.

The process is expected to complete by June 2021, which will cover more than 5,000 Renamo fighters.