|Published : 26 Nov 2016, 18:09:28|
Cuba to observe 9 days of mourning
Castro’s funeral on Dec 4
A nine-day mourning period will be observed in Cuba due to the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
Castro's funeral date is set for December 4. Former Cuban leader and politician Fidel Castro died on Friday night, state TV announced, report agencies.
Castro was a revolutionary who ruled Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.
Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time. Castro's brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news. –RH