Cuban Five Continue South African Tour

After concluding their stay in Gauteng, the five Cubans who were held in US prisons for fighting terrorism travel to the South African province of Limpopo on Sunday.

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Since June 21, when they arrived in South Africa, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez have fulfilled an intensive program of activities.

They visited Western Cape, where they were welcomed at the headquarters of the Parliament, in the city of Cape Town, while in Gauteng, they met with provincial authorities.

They also attended the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter.

A special gesture was the courtesy by President Jacob Zuma and the top leadership of the African National Congress (ANC), who met the Cuban 5 and exchanged opinions with them.

Zuma talked with Gerardo, Ramon, Antonio, Fernando and Rene in a private meeting for more than two hours at the end of the festivities on the Freedom Charter.

The talk with anti-Apartheid fighter Winnie Mandela was also particular. After greeting the Cuban 5 at the official event on the Freedom Charter on June 26, she promised them that she would accompany them the next day in their tour of the Nelson Mandela Museum.

Winnie also accompanied them in their visit of the Hector Pieterson Museum, both in Soweto.

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