Today in history: SA and Mozambique sign non-aggression pact

By Drum Digital
16 March 2015

President Samora Machel of Mozambique and Prime Minister PW Botha of South Africa signed the Nkomati Accord.

Date: 16 March, 1984

President Samora Machel of Mozambique and Prime Minister PW Botha of South Africa signed the Nkomati Accord, a non-aggression, and good-neighbourliness pact, on the border between the two countries.

On 16 March 1984, South Africa and Mozambique entered into a non-aggression pact known as the Nkomati Accord. The terms of this accord was that South Africa would cease to support  Renamo forces in Mozambique.  In return Mozambique would not allow the liberation movements such as the African National Congress (ANC) and Pan African Congress (PAC) to establish bases in Mozambique or to transport arms or personnel through Mozambican territory.

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