Esperança Machavela

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Esperança Machavela
Minister of Justice
In office
February 11, 2005 – March 10, 2008
Succeeded by Maria Benvida Levy
Personal details
Nationality Mozambican
Profession Jurist

Esperança Machavela is a Mozambican jurist and politician.

Machavela was appointed as Minister of Justice by President Armando Guebuza on February 11, 2005, when Guebuza named his new government shortly after taking office.[1] Prior to her appointment, she had worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and had served as an ambassador to Portugal.[2][3] She was removed from office (along with foreign minister Alcinda Abreu and transport minister Antonio Munguambe) on March 10, 2008, and was succeeded by Maria Benvida Levy, a former judge of the Maputo City Court.[4][5]


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