Comments by Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama have stirred controversy and led to expectations that the new government will have to accommodate him.
Opposition Afonso Dhlakama's challenge to Mozambique's presidential vote could be testing on leading Filipe Nyusi.
The Mozambique Democratic Movement says it will offer voters a non-violent alternative as the country heads to the polls.
With the ruling party's first post-colonial candidate on the ballot, and up and coming opposition, Mozambique is gearing up for a key election.
After an electoral overhaul, Renamo's Afonso Dhlakama is confident that the upcoming presidential election will be the first with credibility.
Tired of the fighting between Renamo and Frelimo, voters could turn to the Mozambique Democratic Movement on October 15.
Incoming president Filipe Nyusi says he seeks continuity, but he is unlikely to dance to Armando Guebuza's tune.
Despite ongoing peace talks, Mozambique's government has blamed revived rebel movement Renamo for an attack on a strategically important railway line.
As Mozambicans prepare to cast their ballots in local elections, there have been concerns that an upsurge in political violence will affect voting.
Mozambique has proclaimed a new 350 000-hectare game park in the northern province of Tete, where 60% of land has already been set aside for mining.