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Road accident claims one life, injures one more in Messica

An  accident that occurred this Sunday on the bridge over the Revue River in the administrative post of Messica, in the district of Manica, province of the same name, left one person dead and another gravely wounded. Accident involved a large truck that, in addition to running over the two persons, collided head-on with a light vehicle belonging to the delegation of the interior minister, Arsénia Massingue, who had just finished a working visit to the Manica province. Mário Arnaça, the director of public relations of the PRM's provincial headquarters in Manica, blames the accident on erroneous overtaking. The crash caused both vehicles to sustain significant material damage in addition to the fatalities.

90 year old man narrowly escapes a lynch mob in Maputo

At the Maluana administrative post in the Manhiça district of Maputo province, a 90-year-old man who had been accused of witchcraft and other superstitious practices in the area narrowly avoided being killed by lynching by the locals.

In a situation that occurred last Monday night, the populace chose to assault after receiving repeated charges of witchcraft.

The old resident, who is also a traditional leader, had his home completely demolished during the violence by the populace, who also blames the victim for some fatalities in the area.

The elderly man cited above, who has been in the neighborhood where he is currently being evicted by the locals for nearly two years, was only saved thanks to the involvement of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM).
Juarce Martins, the PRM spokeswoman at the Maputo provincial command, reveals that the elderly man was taken in by the district command as a result of the forces' action.

"The command dispatched a battalion to save the elderly man"

 The ninety-year-old man stated that He was a subject of community hate, emphasizing that he was willing to conform to the customary test in order to learn the truth.

In light of the situation, the Police of the Republic of Mozambique in Maputo province stated that they had already identified three culprits of the act, and that the prosecution had already begun.

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