At least 12 South African citizens are believed to be part of the Isis-linked group that has attacked the town of Palma. This has raised concerns among South African security experts, with many of them calling for SADC to intervene and counter the possibility of any terror attacks on South Africa.

At least one South African, Adrian Nel, has been killed in the insurgent attack on Palma.

Adrian Nel killed during an attack in Mozambique, mother shares account: