Mugabe not attending ANC centenary celebrations

Mugabe not attending ANC centenary celebrations
Published: 06 January 2012 (716 Views)
Contrary to our report yesterday that President Robert Mugabe will attend ANC celebrations, acting President Joice Mujuru will fill in for Mugabe who is on his annual leave.

Acting President, Joice Mujuru will leave for South Africa this Friday to represent President Robert Mugabe at the centenary celebrations of the African National Congress (ANC).

In a statement, the Permanant Secretary in the  Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity, George Charamba said President Mugabe, who started his annual leave recently, is unable to personally attend these important celebrations scheduled for Saturday in Bloemfontein, meaning that Mujuru will attend on his behalf.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet has announced the appointment of John Landa Nkomo as the Acting President from Friday the 6th of January, 2012, until the end of the month when President Mugabe is expected to resume his official duties.

The centenary celebrations mark the formation of the continent's oldest revolutionary party, ANC, whose birth was on the 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.

46 heads of state as well as royalty and luminaries will attend the ANC’s centenary celebrations, which begin with a golf tournament in Bloemfontein on Friday. 

- Byo24News

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