Mozambique's opposition Renamo spokesman arrested

Mozambican opposition party, Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) spokesperson Antonio Muchanga, gives a press conference at the Party National Headquarters in Maputo on October 16, 2014Police in Mozambique arrested a senior official of Renamo, the country’s largest opposition party, Tuesday on charges of inciting violence amid renewed political tension between the former rebel group and the government. Police said Antonio Muchanga was arrested at a gas station in Matola, a town on the outskirts of the capital Maputo. Muchanga, who is Renamo’s spokesman, was released a few hours later. He is accused of making speeches “inciting violence” and of organising an “illegal demonstration” after Renamo staged countrywide protests at the weekend.

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