40 years after battle of Cassinga

19 April 2018 | History

The Angolan president, João Lourenço will attend the Cassinga Day commemoration on 4 May as guest of honour and will lay a wreath at Heroes' Acre where the commemoration will be held.

The Angolan president will be in Namibia on a state visit from 3 to 5 May, on the invitation of President Hage Geingob.

On 4 May 1978, the South African apartheid regime attacked the Cassinga refugee camp in southern Angola and killed thousands of Namibian civilians.

Hundreds of Angolans were also killed.

At the same time, an attack also took place at Vietnam camp.

Many of the Cuban internationalists, who were attempting to come to the rescue of the Namibian civilians, were killed.

“As a nation, we will always remember the Namibian heroes and heroines who lost their lives during the attack on the Cassinga and Vietnam camps.

These massacres will remain sacred in the collective national memory of present and future generations,” the international relations ministry said in a statement.

The ministry invited all Cassinga survivors and other fellow Namibians to attend the national commemoration.

STAFF REPORTER

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