1999 - Year of Generalised Popular Resistance




1. Under the Presidency of the High Commandant Dr. Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, the Commanders of the Military Fronts Centre, north, south, northeast, RM4 and RM3 met on the 14th and 19th of May. They analysed the five months of Generalised Popular Resistance and the state of the combative readiness of the Patriotic Armed Forces of the Generalised Popular Resistance.

On the opening of the conclave, the High Commandant insisted on three fundamental points:

(a) the necessity for the creation of a powerful armed force equipped with the most up-to-date means to guarantee the defense of the people, thus excluding any possibility of its disarming and quartering;

(b) the intrinsic link between the armed forces and the people;

(c) the coordination of conventional forces with the various echelons of the guerilla units.

2. The meeting of the military commanders took the following decisions:

(a) to congratulate the High Commandant for the particularly lucid way he was able to read the global situation and efficiently command the forces of the Generalised Popular Resistance which heroically and bravely succeeded in pre-emptying the two major offensive moves led by Eduardo dos Santos against Bailundo and Andulo in December '98 and March '99;

(b) manifest its optimism and confidence in the future, not only for the strategy drawn during the meeting, but also for the guarantee given by UNITA's leadership of its capacity to acquire new means to enable the continuation of the struggle in efficient form;

(c) to recognise the efforts of the leadership and the people in general for the total and unmeasurable support given to the forces of the Generalised Popular Resistance, during the first phase of the war imposed on us by José Eduardo dos Santos;



(d) to unequivocally state that the balance of the five months of Generalised Popular Resistance is largely positive as consubstantiated by the reduction of the enemy war arsenal as well as the expansion of territory under the jurisdiction of the Generalised Popular Resistance - see ANNEX.

3. At the end of the conclave the Commanders reiterated their confidence on the high Commandant as well as fidelity to the principles and objectives which guide the struggle of the Generalised Popular Resistance.


Bailundo, May 1999.

The Standing Committee.





The balance of the five months of Generalised Popular Resistance against the aggression José Eduardo dos Santos declared on December 5th, 1998 -

1. Nine Regiments put out of combat (1 Regiment contains 1,200 men)

2. War Material captured

- 90 BMP-1 and BMP-2 assault vehicles

- 22 Vehicles equipped with ZU 23m/m anti-aircraft cannons

- 21 T-55, T-62 and SAU-100 tanks

- 75 Kamaz troop transport trucks

- 41 ZU 23 m/m anti-aircraft cannons

- 23 D-30 cannons

- 12 M-46 long range cannons

- 10 B-10 cannons

- 16 76 m/m cannons

- 20 SAM-7 missiles

- 14 SAM-14 missiles

- 8 BM-21 multiple rocket launchers

- 2 TMM bridge vehicles

- 27 Communication radios

3. War Material destroyed

- 159 Kamaz and Unimog troop transport trucks

- 86 BMP-1 and BMP-2 assault vehicles

- 13 BM-21 and BM-24 multiple rocket launchers

- 43 T-55, T-62 and SAU-100 tanks

- 21 EU 23m/m anti-aircraft cannons

- 9 D-30 cannons

- 3 M-46 cannons

- 2 57m/m cannons

- 1 B-10 cannon

4. Military Aircraft shot down

- 11 MIG-23

- 7 AN-12

- 1 AN-26

- 1 AN-32

- 1 Hercules C-130

- 1 IL-7G

  1. Territory under UNITA's jurisdiction - approximately 70% of national territory






1999 - Year of Generalised Popular Resistance



1. Under the pretext of highlighting the prevailing situation in Angola, yet another Conference of the conspirators against the people of Angola was held at the UK Royal Institute of International Affairs on 20th May, 1999, under the shameless sponsorship of a number of British lobbyists connected to the oil business.

In effect, the main speaker at the Conference was a jailer, said to be the President of the Angolan National Assembly, Mr. Roberto de Almeida. He left five elected members of the Angolan Parliament in Luandan jails; Carlos Tiago Kandanda, Carlos alberto Calitas, Manuel Savihemba, Daniel José Domingos "Maluka" and Vicente Vihemba. They are all members of the largest opposition party and have been jailed for the past six months without a formal charge.

2. Roberto de Almeida is the MPLA antiques dealer and the MPLA party fixer. He was, for a long time, responsible for formulating its ideology. He is not and has never been a democrat by training or practice. Roberto de Almeida arrived on the platform of that Conference with his hands stained with blood as a result of the assassination ordered by him of the UNITA MP, Mateus Sousa, whose sole crime was his allegiance to UNITA after he had served as Deputy Attorney General in the former "Popular Republic of Angola".

Roberto de Almeida is a man with a heavy conscience, an opportunist who recites a used and worn down cassette with a stereotype and exclusivist speech, which he expects to be applauded by democrats.

3. All those people who have participated, directly or indirectly, in an attempt to solve the Angolan problem but became well known from the resulting crass failure, for example, the well known Lady Margareth Anstee, should examine their conscience and redeem in the eyes of the Angolans and the international community.

Before Lady Margareth Anstee's eyes, 30 thousand UNITA militants were massacred in 1992 in Luanda. We cannot forget the well known UNITA political negotiators like Jeremias Chitunda, Salupeto Pena and Mango Alicerces, who were barbarically assassinated in Luanda while on a peace mission. Their bodies are still being held under the custody of the Luandan regime.

It is therefore appropriate to tell the mentors, judges, and the so-called experts and advisors to the complex problem in Angola, that they should know they are frankly dispensable when they ignore such values as exemption, equity and the right to life.


4. If the wealth of our nation is the source of immorality and permanent injustice against the African sons of Angola, then there is no other alternative left to UNITA but to improve all the means available to it to fight on to the last.


Bailundo, May 1999

The Standing Committee.