Daviz Simango

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Daviz Simango
Mayor of Beira
Assumed office
Preceded by Chivavice Muchangage
Leader of Democratic Movement of Mozambique
Assumed office
6 March 2009
Preceded by Office created
Personal details
Born Daviz Mbepo Simango
(1964-02-07) 7 February 1964 (age 50)
Political party Democratic Movement of Mozambique (since 2009)
Other political
RENAMO (1997-2009)
Alma mater Eduardo Mondlane University
Occupation Politician
Profession [ Civil[Engineer]]

Daviz Mbepo Simango (born February 7, 1964) is a Mozambican politician, the President of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) and the current mayor of Beira. He is son of Uria Simango, the first Vice-President of FRELIMO. He joined the RENAMO in 1997 and became the mayor of Beira in 2003 as its candidate.[1] On March 6, 2009, he founded a new party, the MDM.

2009 presidential election[edit]

Simango was the MDM candidate in the 28 October 2009 presidential election.[2] He placed third with 8.6% of the total vote in the election.[3]


  1. ^ Tembe, Jose (27 October 2009). "Daviz Mbepo Simango". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  2. ^ "Mozambique's President Expected to Win Re-election". The New York Times. October 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Mozambique's Guebuza re-elected in landslide", AFP, 11 November 2009.