Marcelino dos Santos is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Marcelino was best known as a Mozambican poet and politician.
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RT @clubOmozambique: Just in: #Mozambique’s Marcelino dos Santos, historic Frelimo leader, dies at 90 1227272494400319488,2020-02-11 16:45:38 +0000,Jess_manhica,RT @DavidPondja: RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
RT @EmbaVEKenia: We regret the sensitive physical loss of the National Hero Marcelino Dos Santos, one of the founding fathers & hist…
We regret the sensitive physical loss of the National Hero Marcelino Dos Santos, one of the founding fathers & hist…
RT @DavidPondja: RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
RT @DavidPondja: RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
RT @DavidPondja: RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
RT @DavidPondja: RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
RT @DavidPondja: RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
RT @clubOmozambique: Just in: #Mozambique’s Marcelino dos Santos, historic Frelimo leader, dies at 90 1227250285762039808,2020-02-11 15:17:23 +0000,clubOmozambique,Just in: #Mozambique’s Marcelino dos Santos
RIP to one of the Founders of the front of liberation of Mozambique. Marcelino dos Santos 🇲🇿
Marcelino dos Santos died. The information was made public by the Head of State, Filipe Nyusi, in Pemba
Marcelino dos Santos
Marcelino dos Santos.jpg
Vice President of FRELIMO
In office
1970–1977
Preceded byUria Simango
Succeeded byOffice abolished
President of the People's Assembly
In office
1977–1994
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byEduardo Mulémbwè
Personal details
Born(1929-05-20)20 May 1929
Lumbo, Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique)
Died11 February 2020(2020-02-11) (aged 90)
Political partyFRELIMO
Marcelino dos Santos (20 May 1929 – 11 February 2020) was a Mozambican poet, revolutionary, and politician. As a young man he travelled to Portugal, and France for an education. He was a founding member of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO—Mozambican Liberation Front), in 1962, and served as the party's deputy president from 1969 to 1977. He was Minister of Economic Development in the late 1970s, Frelimo Political Bureau member in charge of the economy in the early 1980s, Chairman of the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, from 1987 to 1994, and, as of 1999, remains a member of the Frelimo Central Committee. He represents the left wing of the party, remaining an avowed Marxist-Leninist, despite the party's embrace of capitalism in recent decades, an embrace which dos Santos declares is temporary.
Under the pseudonyms Kalungano and Lilinho Micaia, he published his early poems in O Brado Africano, and his work appeared in two anthologies produced by the Casa dos Estudantes do Imperio in Lisbon. Under the pen-name Lilinho Micaia, a collection of his poetry was published in the Soviet Union. Under his real name, he had a book published by the Associação dos Escritores Moçambicanos (Mozambican Writers' Association) in 1987, entitled Canto do Amor Natural.
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