Former President Motlanthe praises Cuban leader Fidel Castro for contributing to the development of communism
Former President, Kgalema Motlanthe has praised Fidel Castro for his contribution to the development of communism in Cuba and around the world. Motlanthe addressed a Fidel Castro Commemoration and the role he played in the liberation struggle, at Lilly’s Leaf farm, north of Johannesburg. Castro, was a Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States.
Motlanthe says Cubans like Castro are people of sacrifice.
A veteran of the South African liberation struggle, Treason Trialist, long-serving political prisoner on Robben Island and Pollsmoor Maximum Prison, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Member of Parliament.
Ahmed Mohamed “Kathy” Kathrada was born on 21 August 1929, to Indian immigrant parents in Schweizer Reneke, a small town in Western Transvaal [now North West Province]. While he attended Johannesburg Indian High School, he came under the influence of Dr. Yusuf Dadoo and the Cachalia brothers, who were leaders of the freedom movement in the Transvaal.
The Sunday Independent
TURNING POINT AT CUITO CUANAVALE
By Ronnie Kasrils
When Jorge Risquet, one of Fidel Castro’s shrewdest and most trusted
colleagues, addressed the seventh congress of the South African Communist
Party, hosted in Cuba in April 1989, he was greeted with the resounding
salutation “Viva Cuito Cuanavale!”