Daviz Simango

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Daviz Simango
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Mayor of Beira
In office
Preceded byChivavice Muchangage
Personal details
Born(1964-02-07)7 February 1964
Died22 February 2021(2021-02-22) (aged 57)
Political partyMDM (2009–2021)
RENAMO (1997–2009)
RelationsUria Simango
Alma materEduardo Mondlane University
ProfessionCivil Engineer

Daviz Mbepo Simango (7 February 1964 – 22 February 2021) was a Mozambican politician who was Mayor of Beira from 2003 to the day of his death in February 2021. He was also the President of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM). He was son of Uria Timoteo Simango the first Vice-President of FRELIMO and Celina Tapua Simango. He joined the opposition RENAMO in 1997 and became 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]


Daviz Simango died on 22 February 2021, fifteen days after his birthday. He was 57 years old.[4] He was evacuated Saturday night on 13th of February to a hospital in South Africa due to a "sudden" health problem. Details on the illness of the leader of the third largest party in Mozambique, are unknown.


  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.
  4. ^ "Mozambican opposition mayor, climate fighter dies aged 57: family". France 24. February 22, 2021.

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