- The ANC has taken the decision to cancel their anniversary celebrations planned for January
- The ruling party took this decision in light of the increasing rate of Covid-19 infections
- The party released a statement on social media which Mzansi reacted to
Covid-19 has cancelled a lot of things, it cancelled Christmas, it cancelled Shepherd Bushiri's "crossover" event and now it seems that it has also cancelled the ANC's planned anniversary celebrations.
The anniversary bash was planned for January 8 but now it has been cancelled which was communicated to the public through an official statement on social media.
With South Africa in the grip of a second wave of Covid-19 the ANC has decided that it would be in the interests of public health to cancel the celebrations.
Here are some reactions to the news of the cancellation from social media users:
"If truly u love this country, #stopcorruption, abuse of state institutions. Holding hands n dancing in support of suspected criminal within is doing more damage. You owe this country and #Africans a moral duty. @PresidencyZA @CyrilRamaphosa @DIRCO_ZA"
"A clear sign from the people's movement ancestors that something is wrong with the ANC from the president hiding his bribes CR17 bank statement,pravin doing as he pleases,use of the useless IC with no integrity n state resources to harass the SG,DA and white media running ANC,etc."
The ANC had come under fire for planning on going ahead with the planned celebrations which were estimated to cost R20 million.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mediclinic has halted all elective surgeries within the Western Cape province amid a dramatic spike in infections. Briefly.co.za explores the latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.
Mediclinic has opted to clamp down as it battles to cope with increasing numbers of admissions due to Covid-19 in the Western Cape.
The province is seeing a surge amid South Africa's second wave of Covid-19 infections this festive season.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the Covid-19 pandemic won't be stopping Santa from travelling across the world to hand out gifts this Christmas.
Maria Van Kerkhove, who is leading the WHO's response to the crisis, told a press briefing that Santa is in the clear:
"I understand the concern for Santa, because he is of older age. I can tell you that Santa Claus is immune to this virus. We had a brief chat with him and he is doing very well and Mrs Claus is doing very well, and they are very busy right now."
She revealed that the WHO had heard from many world leaders, who had confirmed that they had relaxed quarantine measures that are hampering global travel in order to help Santa get around.
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