There is a ray of hope that the infighting in Mozambique between government and Renamo rebel group may end following Frelimo government’s acceptance to involve foreign mediators.
The development may ease growing panic on Malawi government and local transporters who have been severely affected due to limited use of Beira route used for imports and exports.
State news agency in that country reported that President Filipe Nyusi on June 16 at a rally announced his government’s acceptance the presence of foreign mediators to end his country’s conflict,
The announcement was quickly welcomed the following day by the leader of the rebel movement, Renamo, Alfonso Dhlakama, according to the news report.
President Nyusi at a rally in the southern city of Matola announced that his government had abandoned the longstanding rejection to foreign mediation in talks with Renamo, a major official opposition political party in that country.
Dhlakama, according to the report, said that he spoke with the President by phone earlier “about the political-military conflict” in Mozambique and an agreement was reached that guns do not solve anything. n