Mozambican Opposition Mayor, Climate Fighter Dies Aged 57: Family
Umer Jamshaid 4 days ago Mon 22nd February 2021 | 07:00 PM
Maputo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Feb, 2021 ) :The leader of Mozambique's second largest opposition party and a top mayor who fought climate change in his low-lying coastal city Beira, Daviz Simango, has died aged 57, his family said Monday.
He was transferred to a South African hospital last week for treatment, his brother Lutero Simango said in a text message, without disclosing the nature of the illness.
Simango had been mayor of Mozambique's second city Beira since 2003 -- first for the largest opposition party, the former rebel group Renamo, and later as an independent, before he formed his Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) in 2009.
As mayor of Beira, a key port that lies below sea level, Simango worked to shore up the city's climate defences against rising seas, flooding and storms.