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- Published on 17 April 2015
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All Quiet in Mozambique since April 17.
The good news is that the brief and very isolated incidents of anti-South Africa retaliation at the main road entry point at the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia, have not spread and stopped a few hours after they began.
Be warned however, that should there be further xenophobic incidents occur in South Africa, the chances of Mozambicans again targeting visitors is quite high.
Make your own decisions by monitoring:
April 17, 2015: Foreigners Targeted in Mozambique.
Perhaps not yet the time for hasty evacuations, but unfortunately, but I think predictably, the anti-(black) foreigner violence in South Africa is spilling over the Moz. As at 09h30 on 17 April, the Road 4km from the Lebombo (Komatipoort) / Ressano Garcia border towards Moamba and Maputo was being blockaded by a large violent group stoning foreign registered cars. Elsewhere South Africans working for SASOL at Pande near Vilanculos, and some at the Tete mines, have been moved or pulled out due to threats of retaliation. Folks, the situation both in parts of SA (mainly central Joburg and Durban) and in Moz (main road to Maputo, Inhambane area, Tete City and surround) remains volatile. Mob violence very difficult to predict, deal with and no chance of talking your way out if caught up, so keep your ears and eyes to the media and watch this space.
This off the DriveMoz Facebook page:
Attie Van RhynDriveMoz
The situation at the Ressano Garcia border is dangerous and possibly life threatening for ANY South African attempting to cross the border either back to SA or into Mozambique today or tomorrow. The road has been blocked off by plus minus 300 persons. ALTERNATIVE ROUTES for tourists could be Komatipoort - Mananga border into Swaziland and then from there to Namaacha or Goba borders into Moz. Then to Boane and Maputo. Or if heading further north and in a 4x4 or high-clearance vehicle go through Kruger Park and use Giriyondo border BUT there is an OBLIGATORY overnight in either the Kruger www.sanparks.org or Parque Nacional do Limpopo http://www.peaceparks.co.za/tfca.php?pid=19&mid=1005.
Booking for Parque Nacional do Limpopo:
If considering using the Kruger - Giriyondo - Massingir - Chokwe - Macia (main road EN.1 in Moz), then if you cant get or dont want a booking in Kruger, you need to book a night in Parque Nacional do Limpopo: Antony Alexander| Project Manager|
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