Memories at Low Altitude

The Autobiography of a Mozambican Security Chief

Jacinto Veloso


Book not available in Zimbabwe.


A story of war and peace in Mozambique and beyond, Memories at Low Altitude spans four decades of southern African history, from the point of view of one of its main protagonists. Jacinto Veloso fought in the Mozambican liberation struggle and served as a Minister in Samora Machel’s cabinet after independence, when the region was dominated by civil war and the conflict between East and West. Veloso’s story covers many fascinating issues of this period.


I really enjoyed this personal look behind the scenes of an extremely interesting political period in southern Africa. - bianca preusker, Amazon


Jacinto Veloso actively in the national liberation struggle in Mozambique. After independence he became National Director of Intelligence Services and Minister of State Security.