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S. Africa moves to create Mozambique buffer zone

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Shutt / June 16, 1982


Black leaders and opposition politicians denounced a South African government proposal to transfer two inhabited eastern border areas, one of which the Zulus claim, to Swaziland.

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The move would give landlocked Swaziland an outlet to the Indian Ocean and create a buffer between South Africa and Mozambique-based South African guerrillas fighting for racial equality. South Africa's official opposition said the proposal would leave the Swazis with no national homeland inside South Africa.