South Africa pays tribute to historic leader of Cuban Revolution

Pretoria, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, took place on Saturday at the Long Walk to Freedom museum, where his figure shares space with that of prominent combatants and personalities from four centuries of struggles in South Africa.

Located more than 80 kilometers from Pretoria, this open-air museum of history and reflection also includes other internationally renowned personalities such as Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi.

All figutes are in a walking pose and in Fidel Castro’s case, the statue carries the flag of his nation in his right hand.

The members of the Cuban diplomatic mission in South Africa, led by Ambassador Rodolfo Benitez, laid a wreath before Fidel Castro’s statue to pay tribute in the month of his birth, which has had great repercussion in South Africa.

This special corner is located next to the renowned Cradle of Humankind, a set of paleontological and archaeological sites that was declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999.

The figures leading this symbolic march are those of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Oliver and Adelaida Tambo and Walter and Albertina Sisulu.


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