Zanu-PF hails Havana on release of jailed Cuban Five
ZANU-PF has congratulated its sister revolutionary party, the Cuban Communist Party on the long-awaited release of The Cuban Five from incarceration in the US.
In a statement the party’s spokesman Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said the incarceration of the Cubans amounted to an act against Zimbabweans as well. “On invitation by our sister revolutionary party The Cuban Communist Party, I led a delegation representing our revolutionary party Zanu-PF to Cuba from September 22 to 30, 2014. During that visit we reported that a major point of our discussion was our fate as political twins both at party and government level and our stance against unilateral actions and bullying by the United States,” he said.
Ambassador Khaya Moyo said Zanu-PF was disgusted by the US’s stance on the continued incarceration of the five Cuban patriots.
“We revere the sacrifices of comrade Fernando Gonzalez Llort, an internationalist fighter who fought side by side with us against imperialist forces in Africa and his comrades, the Cuban 5. Their incarceration amounted to an act against us as well.
“Today Zanu-PF sends a message of congratulations to the Cuban Communist Party on the recent release and return of all the Cuban 5 from the harshness of the US prison system back to their motherland and to their families,” Ambassador Khaya Moyo said.
He also noted that with the aid of the Cuban Communist Party, Zanu-PF would continue to be on the side of what is right and would never back down until the remaining economic sanctions against Zimbabwe and Cuba are lifted.
“The intensification of illegal sanctions by the US against the Russian Federation at the same time as the beginning of normalisation of relations with Cuba is ominous. Its simplistic goal to divide and rule our sister revolutionary parties in Cuba and the Russian Federation should not succeed. All progressive forces should therefore note that while Cuba today has won a battle towards certain victory in its quest for justice and restoration of the rule of international law, these overtures by neo-colonialists may not be as innocent as they seem to be,” he said.
Ambassador Khaya Moyo noted that the fraternal relations between Zanu-PF and the Cuban Communist Party would last forever; emphasising that Zimbabwe would never be a colony again.
“As we say, ‘Zimbabwe shall never be a colony again!’ We also join the Cubans as they celebrate saying, ‘Patria o Muerte (Homeland or Death), Vinceremos! (We shall win!)’,” he said.