Saturday 21 March 2020

Weekend WOW Factor; African Liberation Struggles, A Closer Look

1. Samora Machel.

President of Mozambique from June 1975 - October 1986
A trained nurse, Samora joined FRELIMO ( the Mozambique Liberation Front) at a base in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
On completing military service and training in Algeria, Samora quickly rose through the ranks to become military commander.
The 10yr liberation war ended in 1974, and Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal.

Samora - born September 29th 1933, A revolutionary, and 1st President of Mozambique - died in a plane crash in 1986.

...'The liberation struggle knows its heroes, but there are also traitors..' Machel


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