Thousands of Cubans paid final respects to deceased leader, Fidel Castro, in Havana.
The crowd gathered at Havana’s iconic Revolution square to pay tribute to the late Castro who died on November 25.
A huge crowd of mourners filled the square as the memorial got underway at the site of some of Castro’s most famous speeches.
Alongside the Cuban people were several leaders from Africa, Asia and the leftist Latin American.
Among them, the Bolivian President Evo Morales and South African President Jacob Zuma.
Jacob Zuma told mourners, “Cuba was not looking for gold, diamonds or oil in Africa. The Cubans wanted only freedom and an end to the treatment of Africa as a playground for powerful nations while people suffered’‘.
An urn containing Castro’s ashes has started a four-day journey across Cuba, retracing the route that Castro took to celebrate his revolution’s victory in 1959.
The ashes of Castro will be buried in Santiago at the cemetery where Cuba’s independence hero José Marti, was buried.