Mugabe to attend ANC centenary celebrations

Mugabe to attend ANC centenary celebrations
Published: 05 January 2012 (795 Views)
Forty-six heads of state, including Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, as well as royalty and luminaries will attend the ANC's centenary celebrations, which begin with a golf tournament in Bloemfontein tomorrow.

The African National Congress is the oldest revolutionary party on the African continent.

The formation of the ANC took place on 8th January 1912 when Reverend John Dube, Pixley Seme, Alfred Mangena, Richard Msimang and George Montsioa organised an inaugural conference to launch the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in Bloemfontein.

The main celebration of the formation and tribute to its founding fathers will take place on 8th January 2012 in Mangaung.

The centenary stands as a milestone achievement of the ANC as a liberation movement. It seeks to celebrate the party's proud traditions, values and principles that earned it an indelible place in the hearts, psyche and soul of both South Africans and the people of the world.

It reflects the ANC in all its facets and dimensions, for example, mass mobilisation, the underground; armed struggle and international solidarity.

- Byo24News

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