RHC´s English language broadcast for May 26 , 2020
National and International news, with an update of COVID-19 epidemic in Cuba and around the world. Father Michael Lapsley is a South African Anglican priest and social justice activist. In the 1970's, he spoke out against racism and in support of African liberation struggles and was exiled during the racist apartheid regime. In 1990 in Zimbabwe, Father Michael, as he is known, was sent a letter bomb by a group working for the apartheid security forces. It was hidden inside two religious magazines. He was seriously burned and lost both hands and the sight in one eye in the blast. Upon his return to South Africa in 1992, he helped to start the Friends of Cuba Association and later became its first national president. He was subsequently awarded the Cuban Friendship Medal by the Cuban Council of State. Father Michael offers his words of solidarity and support for the Cuban doctors and nurses who are working in South Africa and around the world in the fight against COVID-19.