A fruit fly invasion, which has caused havoc in the central Mozambican province of Manica, is now travelling south to the provinces of Maputo, Inhambane and Gaza, despite the current ban on exporting fruit produced in Manica.

Known for its bananas, mangoes, oranges and tangerines, the province ordered the ban over a year ago as authorities attempt to eradicate the pest which attacks plants and destroys fruit.

The country