Mozambique Restricts Beach Access Amid Crime

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The authorities in the Mozambican capital Maputo have said all beaches in the city will be closed between 19:00 and 05:00 local time in order to combat crime.

Report says increasing acts of violence including rapes and murder in Maputo especially at night and often on beaches, have prompted the measure.

The municipal director of tourism, Leonel Matsumane, said for any activity beyond the time “a request must be submitted and a team assigned to monitor activities.”

The Costa do Sol beach, a popular venue for swimming, parties, and other social and sporting activities, will have a dedicated police post for better monitoring of compliance, he said.

 

BBC/Christopher Ojilere