The Conflict with Renamo
September 1981

Dossier MZ-0020

Focus on Machaze

The impact of the war on the town of Machaze and its surrounding district in southern Manica received serious press attention in September 1981, after the area was won back from MNR occupation by the FPLM. Machaze is a thinly populated rural area which is often affected by drought. Click here to see a Google Satellite Map of Machaze district.

In addition, the defection of the Mozambican air force pilot Adriano Bomba continued to attract occasional press comment.

Decoration

1977 1978 September 1981

4 September 1981
Manica faz limpeza: bandidos expulsos de Machaze. Notícias [Maputo], 4 September 1981. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 36 kb.

5 September 1981
População e FPLM reconstroem Machaze. Notícias [Maputo], 5 September 1981. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 94 kb.

6 September 1981
Arlindo Lopes. Machaze: nascimento de uma cidade. Tempo [Maputo], no.569, 6 September 1981, p.10-17. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 1.4 Mb.

13 September 1981
Criminosos isolados aumentam barbaridade. Notícias [Maputo], 13 September 1981. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 176 kb.

13 September 1981
Arlindo Lopes. Machaze, guerra de reconstrução: como agem os bandos da África Livre. Tempo [Maputo], no.570, 13 September 1981, p.18-25. Second part of the feature article by Arlindo Lopes. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 949 kb.

24 September 1981
Mozambican defector flying high with SAAF. Rand Daily Mail [Johannesburg], 24 September 1981. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 122 kb.

25 September 1981
Flight of fancy. Star [Johannesburg], 25 September 1981. Click here to view or download a PDF, size 93 kb.

Decoration