SA will donate humanitarian aid, health items to Cuba, not money - Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the humanitarian aid to Cuba "arises" from the nation's commitment to assist other countries, just like South Africans have been assisted.

While the government's planned R50 million donation to Cuba has been halted - for now - Ramaphosa made it clear that humanitarian aid and health items, not money, would be provided.

He was responding to DA leader John Steenhuisen's written parliamentary question, in which he asked the president whether his office was advised of the government's R50 million donation to Cuba.

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