South Africa’s ruling ANC turns 107


By PETER DUBE
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) Tuesday celebrates its 107th anniversary with its top brass holding campaign rallies in the coastal province of KwaZulu Natal, where the party was formed, ahead of this year’s General Election.

The ANC, one of Africa’s oldest liberation movements, was formed in Bloemfontein on January 8, 1912.

The party’s 14th leader, Mr Ramaphosa, will mark the day by visiting the gravesite of the founding president Langalibalele Dube before addressing a rally in eThekwini.

“ANC members will join in the celebrations at the Moses Mabida Stadium [in Durban] on Saturday where President Ramaphosa will launch the party’s manifesto for this year’s elections,” the party said in a statement.

In Eastern Cape Province,…

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