Good afternoon. When South Africa sneezes, Mozambique catches a cold — and South Africa has some pretty serious malaises these days. Below we look at a couple of ways they could, and in some cases are, affect Mozambique.
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From the Zitamar Live Blog:
Good afternoon. The roads to South Africa are increasingly dangerous, it seems; after the spate of attacks on Mozambican vehicles heading south to Durban, today Mozambicans have been warned to avoid the N4 heading west to Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit) and thence Johannesburg, as South Africans protest at power shortages.
On top of that, the Cheetah minibus plying its regular route from Maputo to Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit) was attacked yesterday by armed men before crossing back into Mozambique in the early evening. Luggage, shopping, jewellery, and passports were stolen, though no one was injured.