ANC celebrates its 109th anniversary

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January 8 marks the African National Congress (ANC’s) 109th anniversary.

The highlight of the day will be party President Cyril Ramaphosa’s delivery of the January 8 statement on behalf of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC).


But due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ramaphosa will deliver a virtual address from Luthuli House in Johannesburg in the evening.

This will be preceded by interviews of veterans and stalwarts on the importance of the January 8 statement.

ANC head of the organising team, Nomvula Mokonyane says they will use the address to outline their plan of action for the year.

ANC briefing on the 109 birthday celebrations:

This year’s celebration will honour the second president of the party, Sefako Makgatho.

Makgatho was ANC president between 1917 and 1924.