News24 (South Africa) astonishes with Castro, Arafat to protest:
Johannesburg - Cuban President Fidel Castro and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will address about 10 000 people expected to take part in a protest march next weekend, the African National Congress said on Saturday.You sweet talkers! You know just the right people to get together to convince American citizens to ignore this bilge. And smoochies to the pond scum headlining this event. Ooops, looks like they don't need any!
ANC spokesperson Smuts Ngonyama said organisers of the protest were at the moment trying to secure the participation of United Nations general secretary Kofi Annan.
"We are trying to get Kofi Annan. Otherwise Fidel Castro and Yasser Arafat are confirmed to attend. President (Thabo) Mbeki has confirmed," Ngonyama told Sapa on Saturday.
The march, to start from Alexandra and end in Sandton on August 31, would be staged to demand that developed countries adopt a sustainable development programme over the next 10 years.
The ANC, the SA Communist Party, the Congress of SA Trade Unions, the SA National Civics Organisation and civil society groups would form part of the protest.