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ANC centenary torch to arrive in Gauteng

2012-05-31 14:37

Johannesburg - The ANC's centenary torch will arrive in Gauteng on Friday as part of the organisation's centenary celebrations, a spokesperson said.

"The torch will be arriving in the Gauteng province on June 1 from the Eastern Cape," said Mandla Nkomfe on Thursday.

He said the torch would arrive at Carletonville at midnight and be kept at a police station until it was handed over to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at 08:00.

He in turn would hand it over to Gauteng African National Congress chairperson Paul Mashatile.

The torch would spend five days in the West Rand and then move on to Sedibeng, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane before being taken to Limpopo at the end of June.

The flame would make stop-overs at significant and historic sites in all regions, Nkomfe said.

"The June centenary events will serve as a platform to deepen political understanding and mobilise communities on history, values, culture and renew its strength during the centenary."

The party's centenary celebrations started in Mangaung, in the Free State, in January.

"It's not just a celebration, we are reconnecting with our people," Nkomfe said at a media briefing in Johannesburg.

Comments
  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-31 14:45

    Yebo, When this torch arrives in Empangeni then I shall parade it to the People..........A great day indeed.

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-05-31 15:04

      It's a shame the cANCer use a flame as a simple how they can make the poor more poorer and the corruppted cANCer more richer. And the sible is corruppted thiefs!

      Alan - 2012-05-31 15:25

      *wonders what the torch will be used for? Set light to ....? *

      Helmut - 2012-05-31 17:09

      Let's take it to the fire station and it will get stolen

      Andrew - 2012-05-31 17:24

      The torch is to burn all evidence of zuma's corruption as well as shaik's and all other ANC wrong doings

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-05-31 15:21

    I hope the police station burns down with the stupid torch in it

  • Sonja - 2012-05-31 15:28

    OMG!!! lmao. so funny. a torch to celebrate mega failure. ANC is getting more rediculous by the day.... a laugh a minute! kwagagaga

      sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-05-31 15:37

      They think it is an Olympic feat bring the country to it`s knee ..........hence the torch

  • Erna - 2012-05-31 15:47

    Better not take it to Vosloorus!

  • damonsb - 2012-05-31 15:55

    a years supply for the button koppe and to those always bum for a lite

  • Nigel - 2012-05-31 16:01

    "The June centenary events will serve as a platform to deepen political understanding and mobilise communities on history, values, culture and renew its strength during the centenary." Rubbish. Just another big party and fat waste of money....again....as usual....

  • Dane - 2012-05-31 16:03

    I think the torch should stay in the Eastern Cape.....Its about all that's working there at the moment.

  • Jannie - 2012-05-31 16:06

    The flame of HELL

  • Werner - 2012-05-31 16:20

    Trust the ANC to use a torch in an Olympic Year... Imagination-less much?

  • Irene - 2012-05-31 17:14

    Oh please, who gives a flying toss about this torch. The flame it's supposed to represent burnt out long ago.

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-05-31 18:55

    Will that torch go past those school kids who have classes under a tree and have no textbooks? So that they can see myanc would rather spend R100 mil on a celebration instead of them?

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