Former Mozambican president, Armando Guebuza’s daughter Valentina Guebuza has reportedly been shot dead by her husband, Zófimo Muiuane, in Maputo.
Reports on Thursday said the incident took place on Wednesday.
Her husband, Zofino Muiuane, was subsequently arrested in relation to the alleged murder.
According to Police spokesman Inacio Dina, “the first indications we have is that this was an authentic case of domestic violence which ended, sadly, in the death of the citizen Valentina Guebuza”.
The 36 year-old investor headed Focus 21 Management & Development, a large family-owned investment holding company.
Trained as a civil engineer in South Africa, Valentina followed her father’s steps and had business interests in banking, telecommunications, fisheries, transport, mining and property, and stakes in Beira’s port and Chinese pay TV company StarTimes’ operations in Mozambique.
Guebuza’s father, Armando, led the country between 2005 and 2014 after he won the 2004 Presidential elections with 63.7% of votes under the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) ticket. He was re-elected in 2009.
The former head of state whose nickname is Mr Gue-Business, is considered to be one of the wealthiest Mozambican citizens, having “been a leading exponent of black-Mozambique economic empowerment, greatly benefiting from the process of privatisation of state-owned enterprises undertaken during the late 1980s and early 1990s”.
His business interests cover a wide range of sectors, including breweries, banking, port activities and fisheries, along with construction, tourism and media sectors.
The former President resigned as head of the ruling party in March 2015, after a three month-long power struggle with current President, Filipe Nyusi.