Samora Machel Pledges Solidarity with the People of South Africa

Saturday, 14 February 1981

President Samora Machel of Mozambique pledged solidarity with the South African people, in reaction to the massacre on 30 January 1981, where more than 14 uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) cadres were killed. Machel, together with the African National Congress (ANC) President, Oliver Tambo was addressing mourners at the funeral of the victims of the Matola raid in Mozambique killed by South African security forces. The victims were Lancelot Hadebe, Mandla Daka, Daniel Molokisi, Steven Ngcobo, Vusumzi Ngwema, Thabang Bookolane, Krishna Rabilal, Themba Dimba, Motso Mokgabudi, Collin Khumalo, Levinson Mankankaza, Albert Mahutso, Mduduzi Guma, William Khanyile and   Vuyani Mavuso. Mavuso  was kidnapped during the raid, and was later executed when he refused to cooperate with apartheid security agencies and betray his comrades.

We salute the greatness of Samora Machel and he is sorely missed. We will guarantee that his great legacy continues.

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Source: SA History

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