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.

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