Slow progress is being made in work to rebuild the homes destroyed by the explosions at the arsenal in the Maputo suburb of Malhazine on 22 March. In total 4,490 homes were damaged or destroyed in the blasts, which sent projectiles flying in a ten-kilometre radius. Of the properties affected, 3,384 were in Maputo and the rest in the neighbouring city of Matola.

Reconstruction officially began on 24 April, when the government began handing out special building kits to families left homeless as a result of the explosions. Since then only 370 kits have been distributed and nine houses rebuilt, according to the government