In a press conference held yesterday at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), it was announced that the five Cuban antiterrorists Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René Gon zález will embark on a tour of Africa from June 28 through July 8.
The trip, which will begin in South Africa, then to Namibia and ending in Angola, comes in response to invitations sent by the African National Congress (ANC), and South West Africa People’s Organization(SWAPO), among others, explained Fernando González, vice president of ICAP and decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba.
During their visit to South Africa they will lay a wreath at the tomb of Oliver Tambo, central figure of the ANC. They will also travel to five provinces: Cape Town, Gauteng, Limpopo, Kwazulu and Free State, in addition to other places such as Robben Island, where anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, the Apartheid Museum and Mandela’s house.
While in Namibia (from July3-6), among other activities, they will pay tribute to the nation’s founding father Sam Nujoma.
The tour will end in Angola, where they will visit the tomb of Cuban internationalist commander, Comandante Raúl Díaz Ar güelles, and place a wreath at the monument to Angolan leader Ag ostinho Neto