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Police Calls On Renamo Security Guards to Join Them

The Mozambican police have called on opposition RENAMO security guards to disarm, police spokesperson Nataniel Macamo told IRIN after a reported gun battle in the central town of Inhaminga. The estimated 150 ex-rebel soldiers guarding RENAMO leader Afonso Dhlakama’s residence in the nearby town of Maringue were in violation of the 1992 peace agreement, which called for their disarmament and absorption into the army and police force, he said. Last week a gun battle broke out between the armed guards and the police, after a political skirmish between RENAMO and FRELIMO in Inhaminga, in the central province of Sofala, a RENAMO stronghold. Full Story

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