Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize
• Honourable Deputy Minister Dr Joe Phaahla
• Ambassador of Cuba His Excellency Radolfo Benitez Verson
• Deputy Head Cuban Embassy Minister Counselor Rebeca
• Head Cuban Medical Brigade in South Africa Dr. Reynaldo
• Counselor for Trade and Economic Cooperation Aldo Valdés
• Director General of Health Dr Sandile Buthelezi
• All Senior Officials of the Department of Health
• Members of the Media
• And Finally to our fellow warriors in the war against
COVID-19: The Cuban Brigade
I greet you all in remembrance of the Fathers of our Nations: President Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected president of South Africa, and El Commandate, His Excellency Fidel Castro.
The arrival of the Cuban Brigade in late April marked yet another seminal moment in the close and rich kinship that South Africa shares with Cuba.
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