ANC top officials will kick-off activities to celebrate the party’s 106th birthday with a wreath laying ceremony at the OR Tambo Memorial, Wattville on Gauteng’s East Rand later on Friday morning. This is part of a build-up to the main celebrations scheduled for next Saturday at the ABSA Stadium, in East London, in the Eastern Cape.

The ANC will celebrate its 106th birthday in the Eastern Cape next Saturday. And today the party’s top brass including its president Cyril Ramaphosa will embark on a build-up programme ahead of the anniversary rally. Last year’s celebrations were dedicated to Tambo who would have been 100 years old had he lived. The 2018 celebrations are now dedicated to the party’s 10th president Nelson Mandela who was seen as a unifier. With the ANC sharply divided and the alliance totally dysfunctional,  it is believed Ramaphosa’s inaugural speech will focus on unity of the organisation.