South African High Commission in Mozambique temporarily shuts its doors

South Africa’s High Commissioner to Mozambique, H.E. Mr M Moopeloa, reported that there have been sporadic incidents of stoning and blockades of roads in the vicinity of Maputo including the Airport.  The High Commissioner went on to advise that South Africans planning to visit Mozambique take note of these reports and that persons travelling by road are urged to avoid the N4 between Maputo and Matola. Flights into Maputo by both SAA and the local airline LAN were cancelled today.  Those travelling to Mozambique are urged to consult with their airline.

South African citizens requesting information may contact the SA High Commission in Maputo or the Pretoria Head Office of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on the following numbers:

SA High Commission:


Chief Directorate: Consular Services

012 351-1249
012 351-1924
012 351-0160

For further information please contact Chief Director for Public Diplomacy, Saul Kgomotso Molobi on +27 82 940 1647, +27 12 351 0083 or email him on

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road

1 September 2010

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