The African National Congress’ (ANC) 104 year anniversary celebrations took place at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg, North West, the mood is jovial and expectations are high as the green, yellow and black brigade led by President Jacob Zuma are set to take “Bokone Bophirima” by storm.
This momentous occasion is one that the party will go all out to celebrate, according to party spokesperson Keith Khoza.
“For the ANC to achieve 104 years is a milestone achievement. Not so many Political Parties including the former liberation movement have survived for so many years, not only survived but they continue to enjoy the support the ANC continues to enjoy amongst millions of South Africans,” says Khoza.
President Jacob Zuma will cut the birthday cake with traditional leaders in Rustenburg.
Secretary general Njabulo Nzuza said the league expected President Jacob Zuma on his capacity as ANC president to touch on issues affecting youth such as access to jobs and free education for the poor when he delivers the ANC national executive committee January 8 Statement.
At least 123 000 people were expected to attend the birthday celebrations at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng near Rustenburg on Saturday.
Only 55 000 would be allowed in the stadium, 45 000 people would occupy the seats and 10 000 would be accommodated on the pitch. The rest would be accommodated at two overflow areas with giant screens to beam live proceedings from the stadium.
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