Organisers of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations in Cape Town say the programme will continue as planned on Sunday.

On Friday morning, the top six national leaders of the ANC pulled out of the build-up activities that were supposed to happen at various venues around Cape Town to attend an urgent meeting in Johannesburg.

Spokesperson for the ANC in the Dullah Omar region, Khaya Yozi says NEC members will continue with the build-up programmes which include the issuing of pamphlets as part of the build-up to Sunday, the day on which Ramaphosa is expected to address the main event at the Grand Parade in the CBD.

β€œYes we are proceeding with the launch of Nelson Mandela centenary, nothing has changed. The president of the ANC comrade Cyril Ramaphosa will address the thousands of people who will be gathered at Grand Parade,” said Yozi.

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