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The state, the state apparatus, is not an abstraction.
To Africanize colonial and capitalist power would destroy the meaning of our struggle.
Your life continues in those who continue the revolution.
There are more than 200,000 people in Maputo who are nothing more than parasites.
Some people, with a certain nostalgia, the worshippers and admirers of the colonial system, cherish and nurse its structures instead of smashing them. This is typical of a mentality in bondage to decadent values, negative values – counter-revolutionary values.
The accumulated experience of mankind in the struggle against exploitation, synthesized in Marxism, enabled the Mozambican revolutionary movement to benefit from and absorb that experience.
We must take the initiative; we must be permanently on the offensive. It is the battle of class struggle. We must keep the enemy always on the defensive.
Imperialist exploitation and an unjust international economic order are a cause of war.
The main fight of Frelimo is against human exploitation.
The state must be the first to be organized and totally committed to serving the interests of the people. We must always be clear that the example is set at the top.
In four continents, workers, taking control of their destiny, are building a happy future, are building socialism, communism.
The state must be the first to be organized and totally committed to serving the interests of the people.
For the oppressed peoples and classes, for the peoples and workers who have taken control of their destiny, Marxism is a shining path, a sun of hope and certainty that never sets, a sun that is always at its zenith.
Smartness, a good appearance, courtesy, delicacy are not yet norms, are not yet an integral part of the approach of workers in the state apparatus, of their approach either to work or to dealing with the public.
Mozambique and Zimbabwe must bring into being a new force in Malawi. We must not allow South Africa to set the course in Malawi… The victory is being planned… It demands cold-bloodedness.
Economic, social, and other kinds of regional cooperation are not possible so long as there is apartheid. Therefore, it seems the duty of all mankind to destroy it.
Salaries and wages must reflect the reality of the enterprise’s economic performance; deviations from the planned performance should be reflected in pay.