VIDEO: Samora Machel Memorial Lecture 2017
Looking Beyond the Liberation Struggle People to People Solidarity in Consolidating Democracy and Socio Economic Transformation in Southern Africa
Organizing for Zimbabwe (O4Z) Trust in partnership with the Committee of the People’s Charter (CPC), the Citizens Manifesto and Southern African Political Economy Series (SAPES) Trust held the belated annual Samora Machel Memorial Lecture on the 3rd of November 2017.
The Lecture which is the brain-child of the CPC and has become an annual event on the CPC calendar in providing a platform to celebrate one of Africa’s iconic leaders who championed the broad goal of democratic governance not only in Mozambique where he led the struggle for independence, but in several countries especially in Southern Africa that were at the time under the yoke of white colonial domination. His legacy remains an inspiration for many across the continent and as such we take the day to remember this legacy and provide a platform to critically reflect on what we can learn from this esteemed legacy of a liberation era stalwart.
This year theme was, Looking Beyond the Liberation Struggle – People-to-People Solidarity in Consolidating Democracy and Socio-Economic Transformation in Southern Africa