NADEL press release on the passing of Cde Fidel Castro
The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) is greatly distressed at the news of the passing of Cuban Revolutionary leader, Comrade Fidel Castro.
The pivotal role that Castro played in defeating the Apartheid regime in South Africa and in emancipating Africa can never be underestimated and for that we remain eternally grateful.
Death has a way of humbling us and reminding us that all, no matter how great, are subject to it. Death however has never had, nor will it ever have the power to kill the ideals and influences of giants like Castro. Though his body may be without life, his memory and vision of a truly emancipated world lives on in our hearts and minds. While we deeply mourn, we also celebrate the life of this great icon.
NADEL salutes and is in awe of this gallant fighter that fought along Che Guevara. Indeed it is proper to say "Hasta la Victoria Seimpre" (Always for victory). Inspired by his example we remain committed to true emancipation of the poor and marginalized.
We send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the people of Cuba, their government and to Mr. Castro’s Family, your loss is our loss and your pain our pain.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC LAWYERS (NADEL), SOUTH AFRICA.
By: Memory Sosibo
Publicity Secretary, NADEL Executive Committee,
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