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Mozambique: Praise for João Facitela Pelembe as he is laid to rest

Speaking this Wednesday morning at the wake of the Major-General in the Reserve, João Facitela Pelembe in the Great Hall of Maputo Municipal Council, President Filipe Nyusi described the late major-general as a hardworking, brave man, and a compatriot with a nationalist conscience.

The Mozambican head of state pointed out that Major-General Pelembe’s life story was closely linked to the history of Mozambique itself.

João Facitela Pelembe embraced several national causes and was a member of the Association of Combatants of the National Liberation Struggle (ACLLN), and of the Frelimo party.

ACLLN Secretary-General Fernando Faustino said that Mozambique had lost one of its best children. The Pelembe family said it is difficult to describe the pain they felt on Sunday when they received the sad news.

João Facitela Pelembe was the first Governor of Inhambane province (1975-1979).

He is the author of “Lutei pea Pátria: Memórias de um Combatente da Luta de Libertação Nacional” [“I Fought for the Homeland: Memoirs of a Combatant of the National Liberation Struggle”], published in 2012.

Major-General João Facitela Pelembe was laid to rest in Lhanguene cemetery in Maputo, in a ceremony also attended by the President.

Nyusi promises to continue fighting armed attacks in the centre of the country and in Cabo Delgado

The President promised, during his eulogy speech at the funeral service of João Facitela Pelembe, to continue to fight armed attacks in the centre of the country and in Cabo Delgado, Sala da Paz reports.

In the specific case of Cabo Delgado, Nyusi assured: “For the independence you fought for, we will continue to fight terrorism in Cabo Delgado”.

Regarding the armed attacks in the centre of the country, the promise is to defeat them. “For the defence of the sovereignty that you helped to conquer, we will win the attacks of the Renamo Military Junta in the centre of the country,” said the Mozambican Head of State.

Source: Rádio Moçambique / Notícias / Sala da Paz

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