President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country’s security forces are monitoring the developments in northern Mozambique to ensure there is no threat to surrounding countries, including South Africa.
Insurgent attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province have raised fears that that the movement is seeking to establish itself in southern Africa.
The conflict has escalated, with attacks growing in scale and frequency.
Ramaphosa says the Mozambican government regularly briefs the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region on the matter.
The President was speaking during a Q and A session with members of National Editors’ Forum, (Sanef) on Friday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions from members of Sanef:
Mozambique humanitarian crisis