Teodato Hunguana

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Teodato Hunguana (2012)

Teodato Mondim da Silva Hunguana (* 1946 in Lourenço Marques , Portuguese East Africa ) is a Mozambican politician and lawyer. Hunguana held various offices and functions in the Mozambican state, including head of various ministries (between 1978 and 1994) and from 2003 to 2009 was a judge in the newly established Constitutional Council .


Teodato Hunguana was born in 1946 to Augusto da Silva Hunguana and Amélia Abudo Hunguana in the Portuguese colonial capital of Lourenço Marques. Following his school education in the colonial capital, he moved to Portugal to study law at the University of Lisbon until 1972.

When Hunguana finished his studies, he returned to his native land. After the colony became independent in 1975, the FRELIMO government initially appointed him head of the national employment agency, before moving to the cabinet under Samora Machel in 1978 to take over the justice department. In 1983 he became Deputy Minister of the Interior and in 1986 Samora Machel appointed him Minister of Information. During his tenure as minister of information, he fired numerous journalists working for state media and had foreign journalists expelled from Mozambique.

After Machel's death, he continued to head the Ministry of Information until he was transferred to the Ministry of Labor in 1991, which he headed until 1994. During this time, Hunguana was part of the FRELIMO delegation for the negotiations on the peace treaty of Rome with the opposition resistance group RENAMO .

Between 1977 and 2003, Hunguana was a member of the Mozambican parliament in parallel with his government offices. With his appointment as judge on the newly founded Constitutional Council , he resigned from this mandate. Hunguana served as a constitutional judge from 2003 to 2009.

Since June 2010 he has been chairman of the supervisory board of the Mozambican state-owned mobile communications company Mcel , and since 2011 he has also been head of the supervisory board of the state-owned telecommunications operator Telecomunicações de Moçambique .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Dr. Teodato Mondim da Silva Hunguana. Conselho Constitutional, Retrieved June 28, 2018 (Portuguese).
  2. Human Rights Watch (ed.): Conspicuous Destruction: War, Famine and the Reform Process in Mozambique . Yale University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-300-05618-4 , pp. 174 f .
  3. Management changes at TDM and M-Cel. High Commission of the Commonwealth of Mozambique, March 15, 2011, accessed June 28, 2018 (Portuguese).
  4. SAPO: Teodato Hunguana sucede Joaquim de Carvalho como PCA das TDM - SAPO Notícias . In: SAPO Notícias . ( sapo.mz [accessed June 28, 2018]).