On Saturday morning 5 March gunman near Honde shot at a Nagi Investimentos bus carrying more than 60 passengers from Tete. The driver was shot and killed and the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree. One passenger was killed and eight injured. Lusa (6 Mar) reports that there was a confrontation between Renamo and government soldiers near Honde on Friday, and some soldiers were injured and hospitalised.
A broadcast by the Barue Community Television showed the bus and had an interview with Armando Canheze, the provincial police commander, in which he said it should be easy to identify gunmen along the road, but local people do not talk to the police. (https://www.youtube.com/
On Friday 4 March Renamo issued a statement saying that the government had mobilised 4500 soldiers, riot police and police in Manica and Sofala provinces to “prevent Renamo installing its governments there.” CanalMoz (3 Mar) reported 2000 troops near the Gorongosa mountain and Dhlakama’s base. On 1 March Renamo issued a statement confirming its intention to govern in six provinces: Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa, and that this “will take place from March”. (A Perdiz, 4 Mar, http://macua.blogs.com/files/