Influential Mozambique lawyer shot dead

Gilles Cistac has been gunned down in cold blood on the streets of Maputo, police said. An influential lawyer and academic, he was involved in the debate on the decentralization of power in Mozambique.

Mozambican lawyer Gilles Cistac, who had said opposition calls for decentralization of power were backed by law, was shot dead in the capital, Maputo, on Tuesday.
The police said a car carrying four men pulled up alongside the taxi Cistac was travelling in and fired several shots.

The Maputo Central Hospital confirmed that the 54-year-old had died from his injuries.
Cistac was professor of law at the Mozambique’s University of Eduardo Mondlane and worked in several government advisory roles.
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