"not me and not the government"

South Africa's police have launched a new investigation into the 1986 plane crash that killed Mozambican leader Samora Machel, a spokesman has said.

It comes after a tip-off that South Africa's apartheid-era officials engineered the crash, reports say.

Mr Machel's death plunged the region into crisis, as African governments accused South Africa's then-white rulers of assassinating him.

But South Africa insisted that it had not killed Mr Machel.

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