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Janet Rae Mondlane (L), seen here in a file photograph published in weekly Savana in 2011, and Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi (R).
On the 47th anniversary of Eduardo Mondlane’s death, Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi called on his widow Janet Rae Mondlane, and the couple’s three children, Eduardo Jr, Chude and Nyeleti, after laying a wreath at Maputo’s Monument to the Mozambican Heroes on the occasion of Heroes’ Day. Eduardo Mondlane was the founder and first President of the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo).
At the end of the visit, Eduardo Jr, speaking for the Mondlane family, said 3 February remains a tragic day in the family history, but it was also an occasion to renew their determination to continue the work begun by Eduardo Mondlane.
Janet Rae Mondlane was born in 1935 in the United States, where she met and fell in love with Mondlane, who was studying at Northwestern University, Illinois. She accompanied her husband when he returned to Africa to found Frelimo and to lead the liberation struggle.
Janet became director of the Mozambique Institute, the Frelimo secondary school in Dar es Salaam. After independence she worked in the Health Ministry and later in the Mozambique Red Cross, and in the National AIDS Council (CNCS). In recent years she has dedicated much of her time to documenting the life of her husband.Source: AIM