South African Delegation Visits Santiago de Cuba
- Submitted by: admin
- Santiago de Cuba
- Business and Economy
- Politics and Government
- 01 / 11 / 2009
This was affirmed in Santiago de Cuba by famed anti-apartheid activist Gerja (“Sunny”) Singh, who has been heading a South African delegation across the island since December 31, as they travel the country in a gesture of solidarity with the half a century of the Cuban Revolution.
“We wanted to experience along with the Cuban people the 50th anniversary of the victory of the Revolution. Since the international community has the mission of making revolution around the whole world, this points to a way of strengthening the revolutionary process,” added the former cellmate of South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Accompanied by a group of made up of the South Africa-Cuba Solidarity Association and the Che Guevara Solidarity Committee, Singh traveled around Santiago de Cuba visiting places of historical interest linked with the final stage of the “liberation war,” as well as meeting with former guerillas and neighborhood leaders.
Previously the South African delegation had visited Havana, where they met with Aleida Guevara, the daughter of the “heroic guerilla fighter.” They also traveled to the Che Guevara Memorial in Villa Clara Province and to a polyclinic in the city of Bayamo, in Granma Province.
At the end of their visit to Santiago de Cuba the delegation, which is associated with the international struggle for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorists fighters imprisoned in the US, will meet with the relatives of the men.