- The ANC is celebrating its 107th anniversary this week and 1 of the babies born on Tuesday has been named after the party
- The ANC Women’s League visited the baby and parents in the hospital ward in celebration
- President Cyril Ramaphosa has been trying to mobilise supporters to attend the rally at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday
The African National Congress celebrated its 107th anniversary on Tuesday and the party had a little extra incentive to celebrate with the birth of a baby boy.
Mpumelelo and Nosipho Dlamini’s baby was born on Tuesday and the couple named their son after the governing party in recognition of the historic day.
Siko Luka Khongolose Dlamini was born in Addington Hospital, Durban.
The English meaning of Siko is culture and Khongolose is a colloquial Zulu reference to the ANC.
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) were in attendance at the hospital as well.
Bathabile Dlamini of the ANCWL said: "As the Women's League we decided it was important that they know that they were born on this day. This day is very important in the life of every South African that is committed to prosperity, non-sexism, non-racialism. We want these babies to know that they are very special and very important."
The Dlamini’s were 1 of 3 couples with babies born on the same day and all received gifts from the ANCWL.
It was a busy day for President Cyril Ramaphosa in KZN as well.
TimesLIVE reported that his day started off in Pinetown then to Durban’s CBD for mass and a visit to the gravesite of John Langalibalele Dube, the ANC’s founding president.
Ramaphosa also held a mini-rally during the afternoon. He expressed the healthy relationship he has with former President Jacob Zuma.
Briefly.co.za understands the party is mobilising its supporters to attend the main rally at the Moses Mabhida on Saturday.
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