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Zimbabweans bus to vote for Frelimo in Mozambique?



Zimbabwe's embattled opposition party MDC Deputy.

Zimbabwe's embattled opposition party MDC Deputy Spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka has allged that Zimbabweans secretly voted in the Mozambique elections held on Tuesday.

Said Tomborinyoka, "We have it on good authority that the Zimbabweans have been assisted in ward 11 of Mutasa Central as well as those in the Hauna

Tamborinyoka could not explain more where he got the information from.

Polls opened at 7 am

Analysts said they were even current President Philip Nyusi wins, as expected, Renamo wants to win local elections in his traditional strongholds, giving it control Renounce fought Frelimo for 16 years from 1977 to 1992 in a Cold War. It ends in a truce but sporadic violence has flared in the year since including Reno's challenged election results in 2014.

Under the peace treaty signed in August this year, provincial governors Rather than the government in Maputo at opportunity for Renamo to gain long-thwarted representation.

Renamo rebels after parties' acceptance of the presidential, parliamentary and provincial vote

The ruling Frelimo party, which has been governed since Mozambique's independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to be returned to power.

Nyusi after voting urged Mozambicans to avoid violence and maintain "total serenity, total calm" – a week after police officers have been arrested. Anastacio Matavel were police officers.

Local feelings on Nyusi are mixed. Mozambique's Liquid Natural Gas Project, which has just been overshadowed by an economic crisis, has been closed by a $ 2 billion corruption scandal

The opposition Renamo's candidate and new leader Ossufo Momade is expected to benefit from the party's popularity in the countryside.

A beaming momade "massively" in the election. In comments carried by national broadcaster TVM, he called on "my brother" Nyusi and security forces to respect the popular vote, and he recently signed peace deal.

saying, "We want democracy. We want peace."

The local Center for Public Integrity noted a few incidents of pre-marked ballots or late-opening voting centers, but the center and a collection of non-governmental organizations said that general polls opened normally across the country.

Some voters showed up at dawn at wait. "I got here early, I voted early," said Nalia Joaquim Lourenco, a teacher in Gaza province.

"We're already on the right track, but we need a little more," said another voter, Ofelia Rambique, in the capital, Maputo.

MDM candidate Daviz Simango, the mayor of Beira city, said, "badly, that's what we're doing." in the devastating Cyclone Idai earlier this year.

The country on the Indian Ocean was hit by Idai and, later on, Cyclone Kenneth, raising fears about what climate change would bring to the sprawling coastline. Hundreds of thousands of people are still recovering from the storms and hunger is still growing.

Insecurity poses a growing threat. At least 10 polling centers were not opened in the near future Cabo Delgado province as Mozambique's electoral authority could not be assured of shadowy attacks Islamic extremists, who have killed more than 400 people in the past two years.

Some 13 million Mozambicans are registered to vote. Vote counting starts after polls close at 6 p.m.

For the first time Mozambicans are also electing.

A runoff will be held to be a presidential candidate in a majority vote provincial governors, a key concession to Renamo. Previously all governors were appointed by the ruling party.

In 10 of the country's 11 provinces, the governor wants to be the candidate of the party or list which wins the most votes in the provincial assembly election. Maputo, the 11th province and the capital, is both a city and a province and it has not been a governor to the elected mayor.

However, Frelimo has established a new management layer, a provincial secretary of state, which


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