South Africa in fresh probe of Samora Machel's 1986 death





The South African government is trying to solve one of the great mysteries of the apartheid era - the 1986 plane crash that killed President Samora Machel of Mozambique.

He died when his aircraft hit a mountainside in South Africa, close to the Mozambique border.

There has long been speculation that the crash was caused by sabotage, masterminded by the white apartheid state.

The South African authorities are currently conducting a new investigation into what happened on the night of 19 October, as President Machel and his entourage returned from a summit in Zambia.



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