Motlanthe praises Castro for development of communism in Cuba

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Former President Kgalema Motlanthe has praised Fidel Castro for his contribution to the development of communism in Cuba and around the world. Motlanthe addressed a Fidel Castro Commemoration and the role he played in the liberation struggle, at Lilly’s Leaf farm, north of Johannesburg.

Castro was a Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States. Motlanthe says Cubans like Castro are people of sacrifice.

“There’s nothing you can offer anybody unless you’re a man of sacrifice, you’ll not make any progress unless you’re prepared to sacrifice and that’s what the Cubans are prepared to do. So the spirit of solidarity and understanding that for society essentially means we work for each other. If your attitude is that whatever you’re doing you’re also doing it for us then the society stands chances of making nature progress so I think here in our country, I think that’s what is lacking.”

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