Police use tear gas to disperse march in Maputo in honor of ‘rapper’ Azagaia

Mozambique “functions on the basis of superior orders, of those who are in their offices and are afraid of Azagaia’s message,” accuse organizers of the march in Maputo.
The Mozambican police dispersed last Saturday, with tear gas, a march in Maputo to honor the ‘rapper’ of social intervention Azagaia, who died a week ago victim of illness. Hundreds of people began to gather in the early hours of the morning, but were prevented from marching in the Mozambican capital. Other cities scheduled for this Saturday were marches in honor of the artist called “rapper of the people”: Inhambane, Xai-Xai, Beira, Quelimane and Nampula.
Last Tuesday, the funeral in Maputo gathered thousands of people, but the procession was blocked by armored vehicles and heavily armed police at a point on the route that would pass in front of the official residence of the President of the Republic.
There were tense moments and tear gas was used to disperse the crowd, which had to take an alternative route. With over 20 years of career, the ‘rapper’ became famous for his open criticism of the governance in Mozambique and for giving voice to the problems of the population, so much so that in 2008, he was even questioned by the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR).