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Mbuzini is located in South Africa
 Mbuzini shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°56′S 31°56′E / 25.933°S 31.933°E / -25.933; 31.933Coordinates: 25°56′S 31°56′E / 25.933°S 31.933°E / -25.933; 31.933
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Ehlanzeni
Municipality Nkomazi
 • Total 8.71 km2 (3.36 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 9,070
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)

Mbuzini is a village in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Situated near to the borders of Mozambique and Swaziland. This is where Mozambican president, Samora Machel, and 34 other passengers died in a fatal aeroplane crash in 1986. A memorial service is held every year on the 19th of October at the site of the crash, which features a monument to the event.


  1. ^ a b "Sub Place Mbuzini". Census 2001. 

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