Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
12 Jan 2022
4:30 am

War in Mozambique ‘far from over’, upbeat Ramaphosa tells summit in Malawi

Brian Sokutu

Upbeat Ramaphosa tells summit major progress made by anti insurgency force.

Mozambican soldiers stand as Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, review the troops on 24 september 2021 in Pemba, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, where Rwandan and Mozambican soldiers are deployed. (Photo: SIMON WOHLFAHRT / AFP)

As President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday told the Southern African Development Community (SADC) extraordinary organ troika summit in Malawi about progress made to restore stability in Mozambique’s wartorn Cabo Delgado province, a leading military and intelligence expert warns the insurgents are far from being defeated. The protracted conflict has cost lives and billions. During his opening remarks to attendant SADC heads of state, defence and security chiefs, Ramaphosa was upbeat about the gains made by the SADC Mission in Mozambique. Months after the deployment of the combined force, he said progress made in the ongoing war was “significant”. “The security situation...