The Conflict with Renamo, 1976-1992
«February 1990»

Dossier MZ-0020


1977 1978 September 1981


120. Train Massacre at Movene

Train massacre victims

Above: The bodies of victims of the attack on the passenger train at Movene lie in the carriage where they died. The final death toll was nearly 80.

The extreme brutality of the conflict in Mozambique was demonstrated yet again on the 14th, when Renamo attacked a passenger train at Movene, in Chanculo district on the Ressano Garcia line, about 15 km. inside Mozambique. The train, which was mainly carrying migrant mine-workers returning from South Africa, was blown up with a landmine, and then raked with machine-gun fire, killing 77 people. The attackers had been infiltrated from South Africa.


Consolidated Downloadable Zipped Files

Click on the yellow folder image below to download an unsorted zipped archive of documents and press clippings in PDF format concerning the armed conflict between Renamo/MNR and the Mozambican government in February 1990.

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