The authorities of Havana have inaugurated a stele bearing the image of the leader of the struggle for civil rights of South Africans.
A monument whose purpose is to recall the links between Mandela and Fidel Castro. Two leaders fed by reciprocal admiration.
« For us it’s a very special moment, we’ve been waiting a long time for this bust to be here. It will be a place where the heads of state, the African delegations will be able to pay tribute to him. These leaders fought for the unity of the African continent for its independence. «
Fidel Castro militarily supported the ANC in the 1960s. A commitment to the South African cause that also took the form of a commitment to Angola to weaken the South African government and triumph the theses anti-apartheid .
Upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela made a trip to Cuba in July 1991. He then said that Che Guevara’s reflections inspired him throughout his 27 years in prison.