Message to the Nation on his Investiture as President of the People's Republic of Mozambique
Voices of Liberation #1
by Samora Machel
New York, New York, United States
Late Summer or Fall 1975
The Africa Fund
This transcript of Samora Machel’s speech on June 25, 1975 includes a history of the liberation struggle for independence led by FRELIMO. Machel honors the memory of fighters who fell during the armed struggle for national liberation, particularly the First President and founder of FRELIMO, Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane. The speech discusses Portuguese colonialism, racism, regionalism, and tribalism. Machel discusses the strategic defeat of colonialism from May to September 1970 during Operation Gordian Knot, the smashing of the blockade of the Zambezi by the expansion of the armed struggle south of the Zambezi in November 1970, and the opening of the Manica e Sofala front in June 1972. • Cabora Bassa • NATO
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive