MAPUTO, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday urged authorities to be tough in clarifying and criminating the defendants who are being tried due to their connection with attacks in the country's northern province Cabo Delgado.
Nyusi was speaking to the heads of the country's organs of justice on the Legality Day in Mozambique that was marked this Monday, saying the system's quality depends on cases like this.
"We need to dig deep, because I do not believe that there are people captured by the authorities who say simply make attacks at their own will," said the president.
His comments referred to the fact that some preliminary results of the trial show that so far none of the defendants have had any involvements in the brutal attacks in Cabo Delgado.
According to the president, Mozambican lawmakers must bring added reliability, as a means of allowing victims to see themselves in the way of justice and the penalties imposed.
"We are asking for the collaboration of the Defense and Security Forces (FDS) and Justice in the clarification and accountability of the macabre acts against our people and against the development of Mozambique," he said.
"The patriotic spirit should be more effective in making Mozambique a safer destination, and quality of justice management services should be improved," added Nyusi.