Mozambique opposition leader receives death threat
A group of gunmen from Mozambique’s main opposition party, the former rebel Renamo movement, have threatened to kill party leader Ossufo Momade if he refuses to resign.
A video circulating on the internet shows a Renamo commander, Mariano Nhungue Chissinga, surrounded by men in civilian clothes holding AK-47 assault rifles.
In the video he says that since Mr Momade was chosen to succeed Afonso Dhlakama, the veteran Renamo leader who died last year, there has been unwarranted persecutions within the movement.
He accused Mr Momade of being a government spy and said they would choose a new leader.
Renamo spokesperson Jose Manteigas rejected the video, saying that the person seen in the recording was a party deserter.
The government and Renamo have had a fractious relationship since the end of the civil war in 1992, and a definitive peace agreement is expected to be signed later in the year.