Uncategorized 13.8.2016 01:20 pm

ANC wishes Fidel Castro a happy 90th birthday

Cubadebate/AFP/File / Alex Castro<br />Cuba's former president Fidel Castro (R), pictured on February 13, 2016, scoffed at what he described as Barack Obama's call to forgive and forget more than half a century of Cold War enmity

Cubadebate/AFP/File / Alex Castro
Cuba's former president Fidel Castro (R), pictured on February 13, 2016, scoffed at what he described as Barack Obama's call to forgive and forget more than half a century of Cold War enmity

‘Castro was a longstanding supporter and friend of the ANC and the South African people’

The African National Congress on Saturday congratulated former Cuban president Fidel Castro on his 90th birthday.

Castro was a longstanding supporter and friend of the ANC and the South African people, and “remains a global icon for his commitment to internationalism and solidarity of the nations of the global south”, ANC national executive committee subcommittee on international relations chairwoman Edna Molewa said in a statement.

FILE PICTURE: Minister Edna Molewa. (Photo: GCIS)

FILE PICTURE: Minister Edna Molewa. (Photo: GCIS)

“Under his leadership, the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban people were among the strongest supporters of South Africa’s struggle for liberation; lending various forms of material and political support to the liberation forces during the dark days of apartheid,” she said.