abandoned shop, Mapulanguene

Battle-scarred shell of a commercial building outside Mapulanguene sede, 1995. Returnees blamed the absence of roofs, doors, and windowpanes from most abandoned structures in this area on Renamo soldiers, who were said to have stripped buildings for useful materials when they occupied Mapulanguene and Motaze during the war.

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Abandoned workers' residences at Citrinos de Timanguene.
Abandoned primary school at Timanguene.
Tiled sign at the Quinta da Boa Esperança.
Graffiti at Quinta da Boa Esperança.
Human skull at Quinta da Boa Esperança.
Abandoned health post and clinic at Mapulanguene.
Children outside the former infirmary at Antioka.
Huts built for the Antioka maternity center.
Ruins of the administrative building at Mapulanguene.
Abandoned shop along the road into Mapulanguene.

Source: Heidi Gengenbach.