Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The South African who freed Cuba

1958: Ronald Herbolt, a twenty one year old Capetonian, was working on the cargo ship Constantia. The vessel docked in Cuba to load sugar just as the Cuban Revolution was reaching its climax. Fraternising with members of Fidel Castro's Rebel Army, Ronald was inspired. He left the Constantia to help Fidel and Che fight the Batista dictatorship. After the Bay of Pigs and the missile crisis, Ronald was effectively in exile...

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