Dhlakama's Confidante Momade Named Interim Renamo Leader
Renamo has named Ossufo Momade as its interim leader after Afonso Dhlakama, who had headed the party for almost four decades, died unexpectedly. Ossufo Momade is a former secretary-general of Renamo, member of parliament since 1999, and a general in Renamo's army. Dhlakama's death throws into uncertainty both the negotiations with President Filipe Nyusi and planning for the 2019 presidential election.
President Filipe Nyusi met opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama on August 6, 2017, in the remote Gorongosa forest where the two agreed to sign a peace deal (file photo).
Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, has met Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Renamo, the main opposition party in the country. The meeting, in Dhlakama's jungle hideout in the mountains ... Read more »