ANC Centenary flame hits Sedibeng

Posted: 09/07/2012 in Politics

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The West Rand Chairperson Mpho Nawa, delegation and ANC representatives arrived in Sedibeng on Monday night to hand over the ANC centenary flame to the Sedibeng regional chairperson Mahole Simon Mofokeng.

Scores of ANC supporters waited in anticipation outside the Vereeniging City Hall, singing and chanting ANC struggle songs. Mofokeng told scores of people that the ANC centenary flame is for who were affected by apartheid and played a role in the struggle. “I believe that people will be excited to see the torch in their area tomorrow. Many people are looking forward to see it in the next four days” he said.

He told the masses that it (flame) would spend some couple of days in Sedibeng after spending the weekend in the West Rand. After four days at Sedibeng, the flame will be handed to Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and from there to Limpopo province at the end of June.

It would also visit homes of people affected by the fight for the struggle of freedom and churches regardless of their political affiliation.

Early on Tuesday Mofokeng took it to the house of late struggle veteran comrade Sotsu and to the massacre memorial site. Then later they took it to veteran comrade Jacob Motaung. The centenary celebrations started in Mangaung in the Free State in January.

“This is not a torch but a flame, it has its spirituality because it’s a flame of unity whether we had differences” explained Nawa. He said the centenary flame would help them to come together. “I believe it reflect kindness and love because we need to tolerate people who disagree with us” he explained.

Sizakele Nkosi-Malebane, ANC PEC member said their aim is to serve community not tenders “the eye stories tenders must come to an end. It is important for us to use this opportunity, let’s stop criticizing each other; opposition parties spend time criticising and analysing us. At times we criticise the ANC to extend that what is a lie turn to be true. Let’s have integrity and selfless” she concluded.

Another ANC dignitary who attended was the event is Emfuleni mayor Greta Hlongwane.  

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