Daviz Mbepo Simango (born February 7, 1964) is a Mozambican politician who has been Mayor of Beira since 2003. He is also the President of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM). He is 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.

Daviz Simango
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Mayor of Beira
Assumed office
Preceded byChivavice Muchangage
Personal details
Born (1964-02-07) 7 February 1964 (age 55)
Political partyMDM (2009–present)
RENAMO (1997–2009)
RelationsUria Simango (father)
Alma materEduardo Mondlane University
ProfessionCivil Engineer

2009 presidential electionEdit

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.

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