The death of Renaissance youth: Goodbye Venâncio, until the wrinkles and hair of 60!

A morte da juventude Renamista: Adeus Venâncio, até às rugas e cabelos de 60!

The Renamo National Council, which took place last Sunday and lasted until dawn on Monday, served no purpose other than to annihilate Renamo's youth.

The greatest expectation of the Mozambican people was to see if the party would legitimize the cuts to the aspirations of the new government at that meeting. blue blood. And this is exactly what happened: the National Council approved the requirements that establish the profile of the possible candidates for Party President.

The new rules state that candidates for the presidency of Renamo must be Mozambican, must have a minimum of 15 years of uninterrupted membership of the party and must have held important internal positions: Secretary General, Member of the National Council and National Head of Department.

Well, these lines, summarized here, castrate the desire of a young, well-known candidate to project himself to such responsibility among the elders and owners of Renamo. This is Venâncio Mondlane, 50 years old, who has been a member of the party since 2018, that is, for six years. The requirement of "15 uninterrupted years of militancy in Renamo" is, in itself, resounding, suffocating and crushing, and sinks all pretensions of the young V. Mondlane to ascend to the party presidency.

The other requirements were also meticulously drafted so that Mr. Mondlane would not comply with them and would personally disappoint his expectations.

It's a case of sincerely thinking that this was a mortal blow to the Renamo youth, who found themselves led by V. Mondlane, in days of sunny rays, in search of the truth of the ballot box. Ironically, Venâncio Mondlane, who is a religious pastor but is believed to be the "Judas" of Ossufo Momade (Jesus?), is hibernating in a ballot box in Renamo until the country's 8th presidential elections in 2034. Let there be hope and faith!

And Manuel de Araújo, 53, who has admitted to running for the presidency of Renamo, also seems to have been taken in by the trick. He gave a lot of gas last year with marches and international contacts. He managed to avoid death at the municipal polls, but was left with some after-effects...

He joined Renamo several years ago, but has not completed "15 uninterrupted years". His first five years in the party, between 2004 and 2009, with the new time requirement for ascending to the presidency, are annulled, because when Renamo experienced an internal crisis at that time, he defected to Renamo's new political son, the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM). He stayed there for around five years. He returned to Renamo, but has not yet reached the age of 15, but he fulfills another requirement: he is a member of the National Council. So, D'Araújo, see you next season!

(Emmanuel Mocinha)

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