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.
◊ 1 January 1986
Samora Moisés Machel. Vencendo a crise que enfrentamos, a RPM tem todas as condições para construir o bem-estar: Presidente Samora Machel na mensagem de Ano Novo. In: Notícias [Maputo] 1 January 1986, p.1. Full text of the message. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 1.3 Mb. This file has been OCR-processed and is searchable. The speech was also published in the weekly Tempo as “1986, ano da generalização da ofensiva em todas as frentes: mensagem do Presidente Samora Machel à nação,” Tempo, Maputo, no.795, 5 January 1986, pages 2-5. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 454 kb.
Above and below: President Samora Machel, dressed formally in a suit, and wearing reading glasses, reads his New Year’s message to the Mozambican people in the presence of party and state dignitaries.
◊ 4 January 1986
Samora Moisés Machel. A base do terrorismo é a África do Sul: Presidente Samora, dirigindo-se ao Corpo Diplomatico. In: Notícias [Maputo] 6 January 1986, p.4. Full text of a speech to diplomats, Saturday 4 January 1986. Click here to view or download a PDF file, size 1.0 Mb. This file has been OCR-processed and is searchable.
◊ 3 September 1986
Samora Moisés Machel. Apartheid, como o colonialismo, deve ser erradicado, afirmou o Presidente Samora Machel na 8.ª Cimeira dos Chefes de Estado e de Governo das Não-Alinhados. In: Notícias [Maputo] 4 September 1986. Click here to view or download a PDF file, two pages, size 1.9 Mb. This file has been OCR-processed and is fully searchable.