Mozambique: Matavel Murder – State Must Pay Compensation

Maputo — The lawyer for the family of murdered civil society activist Anastacio Matavel, Flavio Menete, on Thursday insisted that the Mozambican state must compensate the family.

He was speaking at the Gaza provincial court in the city of Xai-Xai, where the prosecution and defence summed up their cases in the trial of seven people accused of the murder.

Matavel, who was the executive director of the Gaza Forum of NGOs (FONGA), was gunned down in broad daylight in Xai-Xai. On 7 October, by a…


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