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The Samora Machel Monument in Mbuzini, near Komatipoort in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, marks the spot where the plane carrying the then-President of Mozambique crashed in 1986.

It resulted in the deaths of President Machel and several Mozambican ministers. It was declared a National Heritage Site in 2006.The monument was inaugurated by Joaquim Chissano and Nelson Mandela on 19 January 1999.

It was constructed at a cost of $240,000 and incorporates some of the wreckage of the plane. A statue of Machel, donated by Norwegian anti-apartheid artists, was also erected at the site.

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