No one can extinguish Castro's flame: Ambassador Shaanika

27 Nov 2016 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) - Fidel Castro planted a seed that germinated and grew into people from different nations benefiting from his revolution, Namibia’s Ambassador to Cuba, Jerobeam Shaanika has said.
The former Cuban president died Friday at the age of 90.
Speaking to Nampa from Havana, Cuba on Saturday, Shaanika described the Cuban revolutionist as a leader who brought many nations together, amongst others by providing people from all over the world with free education.
Through that, Castro inspired many, he said.
“Nobody can extinguish the flame of revolution that he built. It is a legacy he left behind,” Shaanika said.
Asked about the current mood of the people in Cuba, Shaanika said people are trying to come to terms with his death.
“No one could imagine that one day we will wake up and Fidel Castro is no more,” he said.
Castro took power in a 1959 revolution against former dictator Fulgencio Batista and ruled Cuba for 49 years.
The Cuban government has declared nine days of mourning starting Saturday.
(NAMPA)
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