Samora Machel Quotes

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Samora Machel
1st President of Mozambique
In office
June 25, 1975 â€“ October 19, 1986
Succeeded by Joaquim Chissano
Chairman of the Mozambique Liberation Front
In office
1970 â€“ 19 October 1986
Preceded by Eduardo Mondlane
Succeeded by Joaquim Chissano
Personal details
Born Samora Moisés Machel
(1933-09-29)September 29, 1933
Gaza Province, Portuguese Mozambique
Died October 19, 1986(1986-10-19) (aged 53)
Mbuzini, Lebombo Mountains, South Africa
Political party Mozambique Liberation Front
Spouse(s) Josina Mutemba, Graça Simbine (1975-1986)

The Catholic Church was the church of the colonial fascist regime.
There are more than 200,000 people in Maputo who are nothing more than parasites.
Samora Machel
The rich man's dog gets more in the way of vaccination, medicine and medical care than do the workers upon whom the rich man's wealth is built.
Samora Machel
The state, the state apparatus, is not an abstraction.
Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise's economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay.
Samora Machel
The state must be the first to be organized and totally committed to serving the interests of the people.
Samora Machel
It is essential to link enterprises on the basis of objective laws of a socialist economy and legal system.
Samora Machel