Interview with Spartacus Monimambu, MPLA Commander and member of the Politico-Military Coordinating Committee (CCPM), taped in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 21 March 1968 by LSM member Don Barnett. Monimambu, aged 28, was born in the Zaire district of northern Angola. After completing Form III, he left Angola and received military training in Ghana, Morocco and Algeria. He has been a Commander of MPLA's guerrilla forces in the Eastern Region since that front was opened in May, 1966, and he is on the MPLA Central Committee and a member of the four-man Presidential Commission. The interview mentions Portuguese troops, the Lufigi River, planes dropping bombs, Lumbala, Dar es Salaam, Aga Khan Hospital, Cabinda, Moxico, Cuando Cubango, the Post Command, support from the governments of Tanzania, Zambia and Congo (B), Algeria, Guinea, Congo (K), freedom fighters, cadres, the Northern Front, clandestine groups in the urban areas, towns, PIDE (Secret Police), Portuguese volunteers, semi-liberated area, Brazzaville, revolutionary struggle, Holden Roberto, GRAE (Revolutionary Government of Angola in Exile), the civilian population, the Comité Director, Center of Revolutionary Instruction (CIR), Professor Mapamundi, various weapons, political and military education, the rainy season, the Lunda district, medicine, clothes, salt, soap, road mines, Portuguese motorized columns, agricultural production (rice, cassava, potatoes, millet, and maize), a Revolutionary Committee of Action, "people’s plantations," literacy classes, ambushing Portuguese patrols, controlling strategic points, Centers for Revolutionary Instruction (CIR), Luvale, the Mbunda and Chokwe tribes, local languages, scientific socialism, cooperatives, the Zambian Government, vehicles, batteries, electrical power, irrigation, Angolan national culture, the liberation struggle, cultural unity, Dr. Neto, traditional leaders, the zone action committee, helicopters, mercenaries, South African intervention, soldiers who spoke Afrikaans, racists and white settlers, South-West Africa, Mozambique, Rhodesia, foreign-owned Cassinga iron mines, Portuguese colonialism, American imperialism, UPA (Union of the Peoples of Angola), Holden Roberto, Vietnam, and international capitalism.
This item was digitized by JSTOR which provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Liberation Support Movement Pamphlet Collection