Zim 'beefs up security along border with Moz'

2013-11-08 12:39
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Cape Town – Zimbabwe has reportedly beefed up security along its borders with Mozambique amid fears clashes between former rebel group Renamo and President Armando Guebuza's government might escalate into a civil war.

A report by Zimbabwe Independent on Friday said Zimbabwean troops were spotted last week in the Gwaivhi and Dandani villages, 20km away from the Zimbabwe-Mozambique border.

One of the villagers said although soldiers had always patrolled the area, the number had increased significantly over the past weeks, according to the report.

Reports last week said Zimbabwe was on high alert and was closely monitoring the developments in Mozambique after Renamo withdrew from a 1992 peace deal to fight Guebuza’s government.

Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi maintained Zimbabwe was closely monitoring the situation but had not deployed any troops yet.

Zimbabwe has made it clear that it won't hesitate to back Guebuza’s party Frelimo if Renamo resorts to violence.

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

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