Filipe Samuel Magaia


Filipe Samuel Magaia

Filipe Samuel Magaia (March 7 1937 - 10th or 11th of October 1966 ["A Document for the History of African Nationalism" Douglas L. Wheeler, 1970] ) was a Mozambican politician, guerrilla leader and Secretary of Defense for the Mozambican FRELIMO organisation during the Mozambican War of Independence. After a number of years fighting, Magaia was assassinated by a Frelimo soldier in the employ of the Portuguese.

Magaia was born in Mocuba, in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique, the son of Samuel Guenguene Magaia, a health practitioner, and his wife Albinic Ana Perreira Magaia. During his years as commander of the FRELIMO forces, Magaia sought assistance from Algeria in training his men. He outlined the strategy of the guerrilla forces as one of the "gradual wearing down, morally, psychologically and materially, of the enemy forces, and of the entire machinery that sustained the colonisation of Mozambique". [AllAfrica [http://allafrica.com/stories/200610100722.html article] retrieved on March 13 2007] He commanded forces during the initial attacks at Chai Chai, and later in the provinces of Niassa and Tete, using groups of ten to fifteen soldiers in quick guerrilla raids, advancing south towards Meponda and Mandimba, linking to Tete with the aid of forces from the Republic of Malawi. Enjoying freedom to move in the countryside, Magaia was able to increase his attack forces to the size of 100 soldiers in some cases, [Brendan F. Jundanian, "The Mozambique Liberation Front",(Library of Congress: Institute Universitaire De Hautes EtupesInternacionales, 1970), p. 76-80] however on the 10th or 11th of October 1966, on returning to Tanzania after inspecting the front lines, Magaia was shot dead by Lourenco Matola, a fellow FRELIMO guerrilla who was said to be in the employ of the Portuguese.

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