Renamo's bases will be deactivated until the 21st

epa07694287 Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi (L) and Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

epa07694287 Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi (L) and Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (R) attend the Eurafrican Forum at Nova School of Business and Economics in Carcavelos, outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal, 04 July 2019. EPA / MIGUEL A. LOPES

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The President assured that the decommissioning of Renamo bases will be until the end of August as part of the Demilitarization, Demobilization and Reintegration process.

"It was agreed that all of Renamo's bases, located in various regions of Mozambique, will be shut down by the 21st of this month," said Filipe Nyusi, quoted by the Mozambican newspaper O País.

Nyusi was speaking at a rally in the city of Beira, after signing the agreement to end military hostilities in the Chitengo region of Gorongosa National Park last Thursday.

"The agreement we signed in Chitengo is clear: the parties have a responsibility to refrain from war. The Government has a responsibility to ensure the return (to their communities) of people displaced by the war, while Renamo must ensure the delivery of all weapons and not recruit new young people to its military ranks," explained the Head of State.

And at the end of the meeting with the population, the President assured that the Executive and the largest opposition party will join forces to neutralize the individuals who attacked vehicles in Nhamapadza, Maríngue district, in Sofala. The attack resulted in the death of one person, two people injured and property damage. "They are enemies of peace. They are not necessarily people connected to Renamo. The government and Renamo will join forces with the objective of neutralizing people who keep using their weapons."

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