These pages include the full texts, organised year-by-year and as published primarily in contemporary Mozambican newspapers and magazines, of some of the speeches of the late President Samora Moisés Machel.
Please note that MHN does NOT claim that this is by any means a complete collection of Machel's speeches and public utterances. Additional resources will be added to these pages from time to time. Any substantial additions will be announced on MHN's Facebook page.
◊ February 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. O partido e as classes trabalhadoras moçambicanas na edificação da democracia popular: relatório do Comité Central ao 3º. Congresso. Maputo: Frelimo, 1977. 162 pages. Click here to view or download a large file of the complete report (12.5 Mb.)
◊ February 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. Central Committee report [to the Third Congress]. Maputo: CEDIMO, 6 June 1978. 72 pages. (Documento Informativo, série F, no.7). Translation into English by the Mozambique-Angola-Guiné Information Centre (MAGIC), London. Click here to view or download the file (1.7 Mb.)
◊ 3 July 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. 25 de Junho, dia de festa, dia de alegria: mensagem do Presidente Samora Machel. In: Tempo [Maputo], no.352, 3 July 1977, pages 44-45. Click here to view or download the file (108 kb.)
◊ 4 September 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. Fazer do país inteiro uma zona libertada: II sessão do Comité Central da Frelimo. In: Tempo [Maputo], no.361, 4 September 1977, pages 2-7. This was the first major meeting of the Central Committee that had been elected at the III Congress in February 1977, when "FRELIMO" the liberation front officially became the Marxist-Leninist "Frelimo Party". Click here to view or download the file (1.7 Mb.)
Above: Members of the Frelimo Party's Central Committee during the second session in mid-1977. Frelimo had officially become a Marxist-Leninist political party at its III Congress earlier in the year.
◊ 11 September 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. Vamos eleger as assembleias para consolidar o poder popular e melhorar a nossa vida: Presidente Samora Machel na abertura da Iª. Sessão da Iª. Assembleia Popular. In: Tempo [Maputo], no.362, 11 September 1977, pages 28-41. This was the first meeting of the country’s first elected parliament. Click here to view or download the file (3.9 Mb.)
◊ 2 October 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. A esperança de liberdade transforma-se-á pela nossa acção na realidade de justiça, de bem-estar e de paz: Presidente Samora Machel aos delegados da 32ª. Sessão da ONU. In: Tempo [Maputo], no.366, 9 October 1977, pages 52-64. Click here to view or download the file (986 kb.)
◊ 23 October 1977
Samora Moisés Machel. Entrevista: encontrámos solidariedade. In: Tempo [Maputo], no.368, 23 October 1977, pages 58-63. An interview about the impact of President Samora's speech to the United Nations (see above). Click here to view or download the file (433 kb.)