Zim military on alert against Moz's Renamo

2013-11-04 15:01
Fighters of the former Mozambican rebel movement \\Renamo\\ receiving military training in Gorongosa's mountains, Mozambique. (Jinty Javkson, AFP)

Fighters of the former Mozambican rebel movement \\Renamo\\ receiving military training in Gorongosa's mountains, Mozambique. (Jinty Javkson, AFP)

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Cape Town – Zimbabwe is on high alert and is closely monitoring Mozambique where former rebel movement Renamo has resumed hostilities with the government, a report said on Monday.

According to Herald, Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi said Zimbabwe was closely monitoring the situation  but had not deployed any troops yet.

A few weeks ago, Renamo withdrew from a 1992 peace deal to fight President Armando Guebuza’s government, a move that could threaten regional stability.

Tensions have reportedly remained high with Renamo accusing government forces of attacking its headquarters in the central city of Beira on Friday.

Sekeramayi said Zimbabwe would be concerned if Mozambique was destabilised because of the threat posed to the railway and pipelines that link Harare and the port of Beira, the repiort said..

Read more on:    renamo  |  sydney sekeramayi  |  armando guebuza  |  zimbabwe  |  mozambique  |  southern africa

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