Chair, in agreement with what hon Nzimande from KwaZulu- Natal said, I want to repudiate the notion just expressed by the Western Cape. I would like to remind the Western Cape that besides the health assistance that we are getting from Cuba, as poor as Cuba is and as small as it is, that help is for the South African nation.
I would like to bring to the attention of the Western Cape that even the freedom we enjoy today is because of the enormous assistance and sacrifices that Cuba made for the South African people. I would like to say to the Western Cape that hon De Villiers would not have had the opportunity of sitting in this House today had it not been for the assistance that Cuba gave the people of South Africa. It helped us to defeat apartheid and bring South Africa to where it is today, allowing us to be sitting in this House. [Applause.]