Normalcy returning in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region

By Thembinkosi Mangena
THE SADC mission in Mozambique says life is returning to normal in the country’s Cabo Delgado province after the regional intervention to thwart the insurgency that was threatening stability in the region.
The SADC intervention in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province is slowly restoring peace in various communities, with the Head of the regional bloc’s mission, Professor Mpho Molomo noting the gains made so far.
He was speaking after a visit by SADC ambassadors accredited to Mozambique, to access the progress of the regional mission in fighting insurgents in Cabo Delgado.
“We have gone out to dislodge the terrorists, life is returning to normalcy and people are returning to their villages. This is because of combined efforts, there are still some pockets of resistance and sporadic attacks in some villages and we are going to deal with that,” said Professor Molomo.
During the three day visit, the SADC ambassadors including Zimbabwe’s envoy, Cde Victor Matemadanda, were briefed on the mission’s operations, amid consensus that acts of terrorism are detrimental to unity and solidarity that the region has enjoyed over the years.
The High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi to Mozambique, Her Excellency Wezi Moyo who is also the Chairperson of the SADC Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Mozambique, noted that the visit was as a result of the resolutions of the 2021 SADC Troika Summit held in Pretoria, South Africa.
The summit among other things, agreed that the Heads of State and Government should undertake a visit to Pemba to assess the progress of the regional intervention and the humanitarian situation.