Some Mozambican transporters, which make the connection between Maputo and Durban, in South Africa, suspended on Sunday, 29 January, their activities, following reports of attacks and robberies on a South African section.
Jonas Fumo, a member of the Transport Committee of Junta, one of the terminals in Maputo, said that drivers whose cars have Mozambican license plates were afraid to travel to South Africa using the Ponta do Ouro border, due to attacks that have happened in recent days.
The source cited by Lusa also revealed that “the carriers temporarily interrupted the trips of about 600 kilometers that are made in light vehicles with capacity for several passengers.
In turn, the administrator of Matutuine district, which borders South Africa, Júlia Mwito, said that vehicles were set on fire on Saturday, January 28, 90 kilometers from the border of Ponta de Ouro, in an action related to local conflicts with Mozambicans.
“There were no injuries, the passengers were assisted by the South African authorities and escorted back to Mozambique,” said the administrator.
Since the beginning of last week, buses with Mozambican license plates have been set on fire by unknown persons in South African territory, specifically on the road connecting Maputo and Durban.