After his release from prison, Mandela said Madiba, and his wife Graça Machel, had traveled to Cuba to fulfill a noble duty, that of thanking his friend Fidèle Castro, the former President of Cuba. In fact, the latter supported the fight of Madiba against Apartheid and during his painful stay in prison for 29 years.
One can read the warm attitude of gratitude and joy on the faces of these two friends with the same convictions of freedom and the struggle against imperialism and oppression. Face to face, here's what Madiba declared to the former Cuban president: "We should never abandon those who have helped us in our darkest hour." These are the words of the most gratitude deep of the anti-apartheid superhero.
Patriotism is the source of sacrifice, for the sole reason that it does not count on any recognition when it does its duty!
Proverb: by Louis Kossuth