Jackalberry Ridge

Samora Machel Monument

The Samora Machel Monument in Mbuzini, near Komatipoort, marks the spot where the plane carrying the then-President of Mozambique crashed in 1986. It was declared a National Heritage Site in 2006.

The monument was inaugurated by Joaquim Chissano and Nelson Mandela on 19 January 1999. It incorporates some of the wreckage of the plane. Its central feature is 35 tubes of steel that create a wailing sound in the wind.