Visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday hailed Tanzania as the shrine of the Southern African liberation struggle.
“Tanzania provided inspiration to the Southern African liberation struggle and the entire African continent,” said Ramaphosa on a visit to Mazimbu, a base that sheltered South African freedom fighters in Morogoro region, located 200 kilometers west of commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
“Tanzania is indeed the heart of the southern African liberation struggle,” said Ramaphosa in an event televised live by state-run Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation.
“We return here (Mazimbu) to remember men and women who made sacrifice for our freedom,” said the South African president, who is on three-day state visit to Tanzania.
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, said Tanzania will continue to honor the country’s founding President Julius Nyerere and Nelson Mandela, the South African’s first black president, for their unwavering commitment toward the South African liberation struggle.
Majaliwa reaffirmed Tanzania’s commitment to strengthening the country’s bilateral relations with South Africa, especially on pushing forward the industrialization agenda aimed at enabling the country to attain the middle income status by 2025. Enditem