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Anti-graft crusader’s assassination condemned

Publish date: 09 October 2017
Issue Number: 746
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Mozambique

Amnesty International (AI) has condemned the assassination of the mayor of Mozambique's third city. Nampula mayor Mahamudo Amurane was killed on Wednesday evening, sparking angry demonstrations in the north-western city, where he was widely seen as an anti-corruption crusader. AI said Amurane had bravely tackled corruption. ‘It is no secret that this made him a target of attacks, even within his own Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) party,’ it said. A report on the News24 site notes that Amurane was elected mayor in 2013 representing Mozambique's third-largest party. However, last year he said he was leaving the party and would run in next year's elections as an independent.

Full report on the News24 site