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Vol 56 No 5

Published 6th March 2015


A shot at devolution

Suspicions are growing that the assassination of constitutional lawyer Gilles Cistac by gunmen in Maputo on 3 March is part of a power struggle between ex-President Armando Guebuza and his successor, President Filipe Nyusi. Cistac, a naturalised Mozambican of French descent, had earlier said there was merit in calls by the Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) for 'autonomous regions' and recommended Nyusi assert his independence from Guebuza. Cistac was expected to contribute his expertise to the devolution proposals as part of a group that would hold talks with Nyusi, says a source in Maputo.

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