President Paul Kagame has sent a condolence message to the people of Republic of Cuba following the passing of their former president and freedom fighter Fidel Castro.
On his twitter account, – president Kagame wrote “RIP Fidel Castro, tenacious fighter who lived a full liberation life & condolences to the resilient people of Cuba.”
Castro, a revolutionary leader was president of Cuba from 1976 to 2008. He died at 90 last night. His death follows a declining health for several years.
Several other dignitaries from across the world also sent condolence messages to Cubans.
Pope Francis said the death of Castro is “sad news” and addressing Raul Castro the Cuban President and brother to the deceased Fidel, the Pope said “I express to you my sentiments of grief.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping said, the Chinese people have lost a good and true comrade. Comrade Castro will live forever.”
EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker also said in a statement:
“Fidel Castro was one of the historic figures of the past century and the embodiment of the Cuban Revolution. With the death of Fidel Castro, the world has lost a man who was a hero for many. He changed the course of his country and his influence reached far beyond. Fidel Castro remains one of the revolutionary figures of the 20th century. His legacy will be judged by history.”
“I convey my condolences to the Cuban President Raúl Castro and his family and to the people of Cuba.”
The British Foreign Officer wrote “The UK expresses its condolences to the government and people of Cuba, and to the former president’s family. Fidel Castro’s death marks the end of an era for Cuba and the start of a new one for Cuba’s people.”
Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona also lamented the loss of a “great” man.
Part of a long message by US President Barack Obama reads, “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him (Castro).”
With an exclamation mark, US President elect Donald Trump tweeted, “Fidel Castro is dead!”