The National Organizer of ZANU PF and Minister of Defense Oppah Muchinguri criticized the imperialist encirclement of the United States and its allies to Venezuela. The prominent Zimbabwean leader received the Ambassador of Cuba, Carmelina Ramirez, and expressed the solidarity of her country with the sister Republic of Venezuela. The Minister said that it is an imperialist strategy to destabilize governments that do not suit US interests, as happened in Libya, in Syria, just to mention a few examples.
Continuing this week of Cuban culture in Zimbabwe on March 12, Michel Herrera and his Young Jazz band performed at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare. The young Cuban outstanding saxophonist gave an excellent concert with free admission, in which he played some of his best known hits. The last part of the presentation was Cuban popular dance music, with themes known and celebrated by the audience.
On March 11, the Embassy of Cuba in Zimbabwe celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Ambassador Carmelina addressed the audience expressing the importance it has for Cubans on January 1, 1959, when the rebels led by Fidel Castro defeated Batista's dictatorship and a government of the people and for the people was established in Cuba. She also reviewed several of the achievements obtained during these 60 years and the constant struggle to which we have been subjected by the crude blockade imposed by the United States on our island.
In the afternoon of today, the Cuban ambassador in Zimbabwe, Carmelina Ramirez, was received by the member of the political bureau and ZANU PF International Relations Secretary, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi in his office. The Zimbabwean leader thanked Cuba for its contribution to the independence of several African countries as well as the preparation of young professionals through the granting of scholarships.