Key government appointment for Mozambique bishop



Dinis is one tremendous guy. Pity he never became the Provinces’ archbishop.

George Conger reports:

The Anglican Bishop of Maputo, the Rt. Rev. Dinis Singulane, has been appointed to Mozambique’s Council of State to serve as a non-partisan advisor to President Armando Guebuza.

On Oct 28, 2009 President Guebuza, leader of the FRELIMO party (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) was a re-elected to a second five year term of office in a hard fought campaign against Afonzo Dhlakama of the RENAMO party (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana).

Political analysts hailed the appointment of Bishop Singulane and other church leaders to the Council of State, seeing it as a an attempt by the president to bring into government advisors free from the political and military battles of the past twenty five years that have all but destroyed the economy of the once prosperous Portuguese colony.

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