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ANC centenary torch in Cape Town

2012-02-22 11:11

Cape Town - The ANC's centenary torch was on its way to Athlone in Cape Town on Wednesday morning, where it would be taken to the graves and monuments of the fallen struggle heroes.

"We are expecting about 400 people. We will hand over the torch to veterans when we get to Athlone," said ANC Dullah Omar region chairperson Xolani Sotashe.

The march would start in Athlone and head down Old Klipfontein Road to finish at the Gugulethu graveyard. It would take about eight hours.

"The ANC have to be united in the Western Cape. We need to make sure that we apply an extra effort to build this unity," Sotashe said.

Comments
  • morecats - 2012-02-22 11:17

    "it would be taken to the graves and monuments of the fallen struggle heroes" Promises to be a very short march, it seems.......

      Peter - 2012-02-22 11:39

      amazing that they choose practically the only day in summer, that it rains.

      Bardy - 2012-02-22 12:03

      Get that crap out of CPT please!!!

      Max - 2012-02-22 12:46

      Hope they FALL with the torch and STRUGGLE to get back on their feet. I also hope its p!ss!ng down with rain.

  • MSGRule - 2012-02-22 11:17

    Why can't the anc unite with the DA, why unite on your own to cause friction. Is there rain predicted for today?

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-22 12:26

      @Rikesh: Brilliant

  • kgomotso.radise - 2012-02-22 11:36

    This Cape Town celebration is it from R400m budget allocated for the centenary or extra money extracted from bleeding tax payer

  • phathuchicos - 2012-02-22 11:40

    Duhh...do ANC top dogs have brains, Cape town is a DA terriotory. I guess they have done enough damage with their symbolic paintings in Johannesburg.

  • Ziggie - 2012-02-22 11:50

    ja ja ja ja ja ja ja, no need for the torch, can they show any success stories, except for being in government??

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-02-22 11:52

    They must take it to Zille's backyard.

      morecats - 2012-02-22 11:57

      Exactly where this BS is supposed to be...in the backyard, amongst the other rubble and rubbish you lot tend to acquire!

      Xavier7034 - 2012-02-22 12:01

      For ONCE you are right.....it belongs in her trash can :-)

      Rocky - 2012-02-23 19:19

      My golly - Poloyatonki, you still around - chuck me farley - and still the same jagga tee yaya. I am amazed!!

  • Bryan - 2012-02-22 11:55

    Wow...whoopie doo..!! Bursting at the seams with excitement at this story!!!

  • nicosmit - 2012-02-22 12:01

    ANC and United in the same sentence? take your light where there is darkness, you need it more than the DA

  • Piet - 2012-02-22 12:01

    Living in the past is such a good thing! We should revert back to Apartheid so that they can struggle again!

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-02-22 12:08

    They're the only party I know that struggles to struggle.

      Marius - 2012-02-22 12:16

      Whaaa ha ha ha ha!! Good one Stefan!!!!

      Juan - 2012-02-22 13:14

      Then you get another party that can't COPE

  • John Murray McKay - 2012-02-22 12:09

    Why should we care what the african nazi party does? Yawn!!

      MSGRule - 2012-02-22 12:18

      @JOhn - Squandering of tax payers money on their private agendas. This is not in the interest of South Africa.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-22 12:25

    Wheres the torch for "our" fallen heroes, why only the bloody commie rat ANC?

  • Bob - 2012-02-22 12:31

    Ok, have your walk with your torch then leave us in peace with our DA run province.

  • malcolm - 2012-02-22 12:58

    I will use this as an opportunity to celebrate. I will drink and toast to the fallen ANC bastards tonight. Pity it was so few of them. The apartheid government failed dismally. They should have hung all of them including Nelson, Winnie, Jacob and all the other thieving rats. Good riddance, and hopefully they are now turning into decent compost, which at least will make their existence slightly worthwhile. A fruit tree should be planted on top of each of the graves. Bone meal makes a good start for all fruit trees.

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-22 12:59

    The living strugglers are ignored, like usual.

  • amanda - 2012-02-22 13:05

    Luckily its pouring with rain now in Cape Town with a nice strong wind!

  • Nigel - 2012-02-22 13:20

    Who cares, the current ANC lot are an embarrassment to the fallen struggle heroes, rather focus on getting your Govt working than marching around here, where the people are sick & tired of your corruption & endless incompetence.

  • Brett - 2012-02-22 14:18

    I wonder if hey are going to visit the graves of all the black IFP supporters that the ANC killed during the "struggle"?

  • jody.beggs - 2012-02-22 15:00

    Who really cares. I support the DA. Damn the man.

  • Irene - 2012-02-22 15:10

    Pity that beautiful city has to be degraded with anything ANC.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-22 19:48

      Are you aware that Cape Town is still South African, and ANC is in government. I am afraid you just have to suck it up, or go break it if you can

  • ISO - 2012-02-22 19:55

    They are surely talking about Jan Van Riebeek.

  • Tanie - 2012-02-22 20:38

    blah, blah blah.........Zuma "right to the graves julius here we go," you first boss, says Ju Ju

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