Mozambique – Murder of Jeremias Pondeca (October 8, 2016)

France was extremely concerned to learn of the murder on October 8 in Maputo of Jeremias Pondeca, member of the RENAMO delegation involved in the ongoing negotiations with the Mozambique authorities aimed at finding a lasting solution to the conflict between them.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Pondeca’s family and friends.

France condemns all forms of violence and expects full light to be shed on this crime, the perpetrators of which must be brought to justice. France is lending its support to the efforts of the EU and international mediators aimed at facilitating a peaceful solution to the crisis, a necessary condition for the long-term normalization of the situation in Mozambique.