liberation support movement interview on angola: commander and member of mpla comité director SPARTACUS MONIMAMBU movimento popular de liberiaҫāo de angola
by Liberation Support Movement
Seattle, Washington, United States
This interview with Spartacus Monimambu was taped in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on March 21, 1968 by LSM member Don Barnett. Monimambu left Angola after completing Form III. He received military training in Ghana, Morocco and Algeria and became a Commander of MPLA's guerrilla forces in the Eastern Region since that front was opened on May 18, 1966. He now is on the MPLA Central Committee and a member of the four-man Presidential Commission. The interview discusses Portuguese troops and the armed struggle against Portuguese colonialism. Monimambu says Portugal is an underdeveloped country that could not maintain its ultra-colonial regimes in Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Angola without help from the NATO powers - particularly the United States, West Germany, Belgium and Italy. The pamphlet mentions Tanzania, Zambia, Congo, Algeria, Zambia, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), PIDE (Secret Police), Centers for Revolutionary Instruction, and Vietnam.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root