Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has vowed to root out a deeply-entrenched and complicated syndicate that operates along South Africa’s borderline.
Marikana is a hive of activity as scores of mine workers are leaving for their respective homes for the festive season.
Thousands of people at Mocimboa da Praia, north of Mozambique, are living in fear following an attack that left 17 people dead including three police officers.
Tensions are high in Nampula, Mozambique’s third largest city in the country’s north, after Mayor Mahamudo Amurane was gunned down Wednesday night.
Mozambican opposition Renamo leader, Afonso Dhlakama, said he would sign a peace deal with the government by early November, in a bid to end almost three years of sporadic violence.