Mnangagwa leaves for Mozambique

©️  PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday travelled to Mozambique where he held a high-level meeting with his counterpart Filipe Nyusi on security matters affecting the region.


Mnangagwa, who is the chairperson of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, left the country for the Mozambican town of Chimoio aboard a Dubai-based private jet.
In a terse reply, presidential spokesperson George Charamba confirmed that his boss had travelled to Mozambique.
“Yes, I can confirm that the president has travelled but the (ministry of Foreign Affairs) will issue a communiqué later on,” said Charamba.
Mozambique, which assisted Zimbabwe during the liberation struggle is presently faced with insurgents in its northern province of Cabo Delgado, who want to establish an Islamic State in that region.
Since 2017, infrequent but violent raids on government buildings and villages by militias with suspected links to the Islamic State have intensified in the gas-rich northernmost province of one of Africa’s poorest nations.
Little is known about the insurgents, though initial attacks were claimed by a group known as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama. More recently, Islamic State has claimed a number of attacks.
Security officials in Mozambique have struggled to contain the attacks despite Nyusi’s vow to wipe out the insurgency, which is a first of its kind in the region.


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