Cuba, US together is 'exciting' - Mantashe

2013-12-10 11:33
Cuban President Raul Castro. (Marcelino Velazquez, AFP)

Cuban President Raul Castro. (Marcelino Velazquez, AFP)

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Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday he was interested in the dynamics of some of the country representatives gathering at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, eNCA reported.

"Obama and Cuba: I think it will be quite exciting," he told the television station with a chuckle.

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz are both scheduled speakers at the service which is due to kick off at 11:00 at the FNB Stadium south of Johannesburg.

"It's quite an international event because Mandela... was an international icon," said Mantashe.

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