Valentina Guebuza

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Ferhat Momade

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Mrs Guebuza headed a family-owned funding firm

Considered one of Mozambique’s richest ladies, Valentina Guebuza, has been shot lifeless by her husband in a case of home violence, police say.

Zofino Muiuane was arrested after Mrs Guebuza was killed at their house within the capital, Maputo, police mentioned.

Mrs Guebuza, 36, is the daughter of Mozambique’s ex-President Armando Guebuza, who dominated from 2005 to 2015.

She married Mr Muiuane at a lavish ceremony, attended by regional leaders, in 2014.

Whereas police mentioned the taking pictures was a case of home violence, in addition they mentioned they had been nonetheless investigating the motive.

Mr Muiuane, a supervisor at Mozambique’s first cell phone firm M-Cel, has not but been charged.

The killing has shocked many individuals and it’s uncommon to listen to of home violence in rich and politically linked households in Mozambique, says the BBC’s Jose Tembe in Maputo.

Mrs Guebuza turned one in every of Mozambique’s wealthiest businesswomen throughout her father’s presidency, our correspondent provides.

Enterprise journal Forbes listed her in 2013 as one of many 20 strongest ladies in Africa.

She headed a family-owned funding holding firm, Focus 21 Administration & Improvement, which has pursuits in sectors starting from telecommunications to mining.

Focus 21 has a big stake in Chinese language Pay TV Firm StarTimes’ operations in Mozambique.