Officials to be prosecuted in Mozambique’s capital city

Officials who ignored warnings over a dangerous rubbish dump in Mozambique’s capital city will be prosecuted following the deaths of 17 people. The Maputo city attorney’s office says it is currently investigating the circumstances which led to the collapse of the Hulene rubbish dump. The dump collapsed following heavy rains, leaving more than 150 families homeless, five injured and 17 – including a two-year-old – dead. Maputo city municipality had been warned about the dangers the dump posed to human life and about the need for its swift closure. Prosecutor Celia Sambo said they were considering whether the municipality should be held responsible criminally, civilly or administratively.