Maputo - The Mozambican government has launched legal action against the main opposition party, Renamo, for moving its headquarters from Maputo to the central city of Beira, the justice ministry said on Wednesday.
If the Supreme Court finds that Renamo has violated a law requiring all political parties to be based in the capital, the party can be dissolved, ministry spokesperson Jorge Oliveira said.
"The ministry of justice communicated the case to the public prosecutor's office on Monday," Oliveira said.
He said the prosecutor's office would take the case to the Supreme Court.
Renamo's move from the capital follows its loss in last month's presidential and parliamentary elections to President Joaquim Chissano and his Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo).