Wave of kidnappings of entrepreneurs in Mozambique spreads fear and undermines business - Plataforma Media

Wave of kidnappings of entrepreneurs in Mozambique spreads fear and undermines business

The most recent was the abduction of Artur Magaia, owner of the company Empatel Serviços Aduaneiros, on Tuesday, from the neighborhood where he lives in Maputo. The Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) warns of a wave of crimes that spreads “terror” and “undermines the business environment”


The wave of kidnappings of entrepreneurs in Mozambique is alarming the sector and seriously damaging the business environment. The last businessman to be kidnapped was Artur Magaia, owner of Empatel Serviços Aduaneiros, taken by strangers from the Belo Horizonte neighborhood, where he lives, at 7.30 pm last Tuesday.

Speaking to the Carta de Moçambique newspaper, Álvaro Massinga, vice president of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA), expressed the sector’s dismay at this crime. “We want here to repudiate the recent kidnapping of a businessman, which increases the climate of terror and fear within the business class”. Massinga stresses that these kidnappings are a concern of the business class and “undermine the business environment”.

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