CUBANS and world leaders were set to rally in Havana’s Revolution Square last night in honour of fallen revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
His cremated remains began a procession from the Granma Hall at the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces headquarters at 7am, following the same route the victorious leader took in 1959 when he swept to power as the head of his small rebel army.
South African President Jacob Zuma and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro were among the anti-imperialist leaders arriving for the commemorations yesterday.
Cubans selflessly aided Angola, Namibia and South Africa in their struggles against colonialism and apartheid.
Tributes continued to pour in from around the globe, with Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona saying: “The legend is gone.”