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Graca Machel is calling for government to re-open the investigation into the mysterious death of former Mozambican President Samora Machel. He and 34 others perished in an unexplained plane crash in 1986 in Mbuzini, Mpumalanga. Speculation about the cause of the crash range from bad weather to sabotage by apartheid-era security forces.
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October 18, 2011

October 19 marks the 25th commemoration of the death of Samora Machel. SABC senior reporter Thami Dickson takes a look at the puzzling circumstances surrounding Machel’s death and talks to his son in Maputo, Mozambique.October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011

Past and present leaders from the Southern African region have joined Mozambicans in celebrating the life of Mozambique’s late president, Samora Machel, in the capital Maputo today. Radio journalsit Tshepo Ikaneng filed this reports from Maputo.

October 20, 2011

The mysterious death of Samora Machel is to be re-investigated. President Jacob Zuma made this commitment during the 25th commemoration of Machel’s death in Maputo, Mozambique on Wednesday. Machel died in a fatal plane crash in 1986 when his presidential jet crashed in Mbuzini, Mpumalanga. His death has since been shrouded by conspiracy theories. SABC News reporter Thami Dickson reports from Maputo, Mozambique.

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