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Mozambique: Dhlakama Survives Second Apparent Assassination Attempt

On 25 September – Revolution Day in Mozambique – unidentified assailants mounted another assault on a Renamo convoy containing party leader Afonso Dhlakama on national highway EN6, about 15km east of the town of Gondola in Manica province. Nineteen members of Dhlakama’s armed guard were reportedly killed, along with one civilian, in the second apparent attempt on Dhlakama’s life this month. Instead of making a public statement like he did after the first ambush on 12 September, Dhlakama immediately returned to the bush.


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