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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:02 - Updated Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:02

Ruling MPLA party Politburo regrets death of nationalist Mambo Café

Luanda - The Politburo of the ruling MPLA party Monday in Luanda expressed consternation for the death of the Angolan nationalist Maria Mambo Café of disease on Sunday in Portugal.

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Late ruling MPLA party Politburo member Maria Mambo Café

Photo: Antonio Escrivao

According to a statement from the ruling party’s politburo, it was with surprise that the death of Maria Mambo Café happened on December 1. Maria Mambo Café
Maria Mambo Café , an MPLA politburo member was born in Cabinda on February 6, 1945. She graduated in economics from the Soviet Union in 1968.

The statement of the MPLA Politburo considers Maria Mambo Café as one more of the children generated by Angola that all Angolans , without distinction , may be very proud of.

A nationalist of strong and firm convictions , in the early 60s of the last century , Mambo Café joined the small group of patriots who in an organised way fought for the liberation and dignity of the Angolan people.

She joined one of the several groups of Angolan nationalists in the years 1960 to 1963 headed for the then Congo Leopoldville in order to take part in the national liberation struggle led by MPLA.

Mambo Café " Tchyina " holds an impeccable and enviable political trajectory in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Angola and the World.

" Indeed , in her long walk we noted a striking way, in addition to various positions of responsibility and roles that Maria Mambo Café assumed during the liberation struggle , and as secretary of OMA , in Congo Leopoldville and active member of JMPLA well as the Office of the President Neto and Deputy Director and professor of the CIR Zone III C of the Political-Military region , being later appointed in 1971 to the Steering Committee of the Movement , " reads the statement .

The document states that as a result of her commitment and qualities of which highlight goes to  the mandate that the party gave her to integrate the MPLA delegation which arrived in Luanda on November 8, 1974 and for negotiations with the colonial power , which culminated with the agreements of Alvor , in January 1975.

With the proclamation of national independence, on November 11, 1975 , Maria Mambo Café was called upon to play multiple roles in the Party and the state , highlighting the positions of Central Committee Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs and that of Minister of State for Economic and Social Sphere.

The Politburo particularly notes the role Maria Mambo Café in the struggle for emancipation of Angolan women and equality of rights and duties between men and women , being an active member of the party’s women wing’s national committee.

The friendly , affable and high spirit of commitment and loyalty with which she played her roles , led her into being elected to key positions in the hierarchy of the Party and State , especially his election to the People's Assembly, the National Assembly in 1992 and reelected in 2008 a member of the Politburo of the MPLA Central Committee following the II , III , IV , V and VI Congresses .
Her tireless desire to work and serve her party and country led her to remain active , overcome all difficulties and adversities of life even aware of the physical limitations and health that was faced in recent years.

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