The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania salutes the progressive leadership of the Cuban people in its decisive role against the hegemony of the western powers under its revolutionary icon, Fidel Castro.
Cuba has acted in favour of the oppressed of the world in international affairs despite the many years of economic sanctions and geopolitical isolation by the United States administration and its allies, with Fidel Castro providing a crucial and revolutionary
Nearer home, Cuba was a power broker in the peaceful settlement of the Angolan civil war as it stemmed the aggression of apartheid securocrats from destabilising the front-line states of Southern Africa.
Cuba played a central role in the implementation of the UN resolution to make Namibia independent and free.
Cuba has continued to support SA in peace times with the training of doctors and development of health workers to service communities of the rural poor.
The African people are grateful for this selfless international service of the Cuban people - under the guidance of Fidel Castro.
With the announcement of Fidel Castro's passing on 25 November 2016, the PAC expresses its condolences to his family, friends and comrades; and to the people of Cuba and Latin America, and to the progressive world at large.
Issued by Pan Africanist Congress of Azania