The ANC has announced that they will be donating birthday cakes to the needy when they celebrate their birthday next week
The African National Congress has revealed their plan to donate their birthday cakes to orphanages, old age homes and similar institutions next week when they celebrate their 107th birthday.
The event is expected to begin on the 8th of January at multiple locations across the province of KZN. The celebrations will run until the 13th of January, concluding with a voter registration beach party.
The ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula spoke to media at the Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday and confirmed that the January 8th Statement will be held in Inanda.
Mbalula went on to say that the celebrations ‘exemplifies a rich and proud tradition’ of the ex-liberation movement which had evolved into the governing party.
“On 8 January 2019, as is customary every year, the ANC will release its January 8th statement to outline its priorities for the year ahead. This year the…celebrations will be decentralised across all the 11 ANC regions of the KwaZulu-Natal province.
“The main event will be held at the Ohlange Institute at Inanda, in the eThekwini Region, and will be addressed by the ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Both the national and provincial ANC leadership will be deployed across all the 11 regions,” explained Mbalula.
Before the statement, a prayer will be held at the Durban Central Methodist Church.
Following this, cake cutting ceremonies will commence across the province, with the cakes, in turn, being donated along with other things to non-profit institutions.
The elections head revealed that the party would be issuing awards to its members, including the ANC’s highest honour known as “Isitwalandwe/Seaparankwe”
Mbalula explained that the preparations for the upcoming national elections in May will see the party launching its manifesto on the 12th of January at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
“The stadium has a capacity of 85,000 and People Park will be used as an overflow venue. We are confident that we will fill these to capacity. Buses in excess of 1,300 have been organised to transport people from all provinces. Trains have also been organised to transport people from different parts of KZN,” explained the elections head.
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