Written by Daniel Maposse

Translated by Francisco Chuquela

After the deployment around the heads of the southern zone, chosen by the three main political parties of the country in the present chess, now it is the central region of the country that includes the provinces of Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambézia.

 Sofala province

The Sofala province comprises the following municipalities: Beira, Marromeu, Dondo, Gorongosa and Nhamatanda

 Beira city

For the second largest city in the country, Beira, Frelimo competes with Augusta Maíta as head of the list, Manuel Bissopo, general secretary of the partridge, advances as head of Renamo list and Daviz Simango, current mayor for MDM, will compete for his own succession

Augusta Maíta

Born on March 24, 1980, Frelimo’s list head, Augusta Maita is currently the Permanent Secretary of Sofala province, a position she has held since November 2017. Shes had been President of Board of Directors of Sustainable Development Fund and also held the position of Deputy National Director of Economic and Financial Studies in the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Manuel  Bissopo

Born in the Zambézia province, 49 years old, the member of the parliament Manuel Zeca Bissopo, Renamo ‘s current secretary general, is the head of his party’ s list for the Beira Autonomous Council. He has been a politician in Sofala province and has already led the negotiating team of Renamo at the time when a solution was sought for the first military tension that was confined in the Center of the Country.

Daviz Simango

Daviz Mbepo Simango was born on February 7, 1964 and is the current President of the Municipal Council of Beira. Graduated in Civil Engineering from Eduardo Mondlane University, he was worker of CETA, a company related to civil construction.

After the cleavages with the late Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, in March 2009 he presented in Beira the MDM, the party where he is president to date.


In order to run for the position of president of the Autonomous Council of Marromeu, Frelimo indicated, as head-of-list, Vitória Cristina Artur Timbe, Renamo bet on Eusébio Vasco and João Germano is the MDM bet.


For the dispute of the position of President of the Autonomous Council of Dondo, Manuel Chaparica is Frelimo’s bet as head of list, Joaquim Greva advances for Renamo and MDM bet on Tomás António Chicote.

Manuel Chaparica

Frelimo’s list-head in Dondo, Manuel Virade Chaparica is an academic, long-term manager in both education and municipal councils in Dondo since his first term. He is also a religious leader.

Joaquim Greva

Born on August 3, 1964, Renamo’s stake in Dondo, Joaquim Greva, studied at the Alberto Chipande Institute of Science and Technology (ISCTAC) in Beira, where he graduated in Business Management and Human Resources.

Tomás Chicote

Tomás António Chicote, head MDM in Dondo, was born on August 15, 1985, his professional profile includes the provision of services, as a worker in the company International Society of Industrial Mergers (SIMI) in Dondo and studied at the Dondo Secondary School, he speaks Portuguese, Ndau and Sena, he is Catholic.


In the dispute for the top management of Gorongosa Autonomous Council, they compete as Frelimo, Renamo and MDM list-heads Sebete Elicha Morais, Rafael Magasso and Daniel Madeira Missasse, respectively.


For the head of the Nhamatanda County Council, Frelimo’s stake fell to António Charumar, Renamo’s choice fell on Felizardo Chape, and MDM progressed with Samuel Francisco Timóteo. (To be continued)

(Daniel Maposse)


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