THE ROLE OF EDUARDO CHIVAMBO MONDLANE IN THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN MOZAMBIQUE

15 ROLES OF EDUARDO CHIVAMBO MONDLANE IN THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN MOZAMBIQUE

Eduardo Mondlane established FRELIMO in 1962 as a merger of different movements to include MANU, COREMO operating in exile.

15 ROLES OF EDUARDO CHIVAMBO MONDLANE IN THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE IN MOZAMBIQUE




The roles of Mondlane included;

  • He formed FRELIMO in 1962 in exile in Dar-es-Salaam that helped Mozambique attain independence.
  • Mondlane set up external bases in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia and these launched attacks on the Portuguese.
  • Internal bases were also established by Mondlane. These operated in Mueda where posts of military were installed by the Africans.
  • Mondlane gave the needed able leadership in Mozambique. This was very critical from 1964 up to 1969 when he was assassinated.
  • Eduardo launched an armed struggle against the Portuguese in 1964.
  • He mobilized and recruited the freedom fighters in Mozambique, trained them in guerrilla warfare leading to independence.
  • Mondlane solicited assistance from the UNO.




  • Mondlane appealed for support from the OAU.
  • Mondlane united the people of Mozambique. These included tribes like Makonde, Makua, Nyanja and Tsonga.
  • Eduardo mobilized the working class and the business community to render support to the cause of Mozambique independence.
  • Mondlane enlisted women in the Liberation struggle.
  • Mondlane held negotiations with the socialist Portuguese government of Antonio Despinola which consequently yield independence.

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