Ruling in Josina Machel matter is a travesty of justice

In a blow to all Mozambican women and girls threatened by abusive husbands or boyfriends, the country’s Higher Appeal Court has overturned the conviction of the man accused of beating Josina Machel, daughter of the country’s first President, Samora Machel, so badly that she lost the sight in her right eye. The violence occurred in October 2015, and the man accused of the assault, businessman Rufino Licuco, had been in a relationship with Josina for three years.

MenEngage Africa Communications & Media Specialist, Khopotso Bodibe, speaks with Campaigns & Advocacy Specialist, Mpiwa Mangwiro, on the matter.