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An unprecedented strike against organised crime

The change of power at the top has provided an opportunity for prosecutors to act

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. Rumour has it that Attorney-General Beatriz Buchili will not seek a renewal of her term in office when it expires in August. If that is true, then it looks like she is seeking to leave on a high note: the past month has seen an unprecedented strike by prosecutors against the criminal gangs based in Nampula province, and in particular the cities of Nampula and Nacala.

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Today’s front pages Notícias and O País lead with the announcement of the construction by Korean conglomerate Samsung of Mozambique’s second floating liquefied natural gas platform, off the coast of Cabo Delgado province. Another headline mentions the resignation of Venâncio Mondlane as a member of parliament and member of Mozambique’s largest opposition party Renamo. Other Notícias headlines mention a criminal gang’s alleged offer of bribes to prevent the arrest of the ringleaders of a money laundering scheme. CanalMoz points out that four more people have been arrested in connection with the case, after the PGR announced five last week. Sign up to the Zitamar Daily Briefing for an in-depth look at the biggest stories in the Mozambican media every weekday 📷 Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

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