Former Renamo rebel chief turned opposition leader and then Mozambican Resistance Movement (RENAMO) presidential candidate Afonso Dhlakama speaks during an interview in Maputo, Oct. 2014. (AFP / Gianluigi GUERCIA)
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Mozambique's veteran rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who mixed guerilla warfare with opposition politics, has died aged 65, party sources said Thursday.Several sources in Dhlakama's Renamo party told AFP that Dhlakama passed away after an unconfirmed heart attack, with local television stations also reporting the death.For 39 years, Dhlakama led Renamo, the rebel group which fought a 16-year war against the ruling Frelimo party until 1992 and then emerged as an opposition party that still retained armed fighters.
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