ANC DP to address Cuban Five Symposium
30 June 2015
For almost two weeks the Cuban Five Heroes, Comrades Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labanino, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez, have graced South Africa with their presence as part of their tribute to African solidarity. The Cuban Five are Cuban nationals who were unjustly imprisoned in the United States for fighting against terrorism. During the course of the last nine days, the Cuban Five Heroes have been to the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, Limpopo and the Free State.
During this visit our Cuban compatriots have engaged with the leadership and membership of our organisation, ordinary South Africans and Cuban nationals in our country; communicating their appreciation for the solidarity demonstrated by the world during their incarceration and calling for further global action to ensure that the US blockade against Cuba is lifted. Their final public engagement before their departure from South Africa on the 3rd July 2015 will be an International Symposium to be held on Thursday, 2 July 2015.
Members of the media are invited to the Symposium to be addressed by the Deputy President of the African National Congress, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa, which be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, 2 July 2015
Time: 07h40 for 08h00
Venue: Johannesburg Metro Centre, Braamfontein
Members of the media are requested to confirm their attendance at the Symposium per email to Comrade Vuyi Manyandela on email@example.com
Keith Khoza 082 823 9672
Khusela Sangoni 072 854 5707
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