Media to descend on Mangaung

2012-01-04 07:36

Eight hundred journalists have applied for accreditation to cover the ANC centenary celebrations in Mangaung this week.

Jackson Mthembu, ANC spokesperson, said the journalists and 6 000 invited guests were expected to arrive in Bloemfontein from today.

He said 100 000 people were expected to attend the celebrations.

“We even had to move the venue for the gala dinner to the Vista University, because the venue that was booked was too small.”

The gala dinner, on Saturday, would be hosted by President Jacob Zuma and 60 heads of state and international dignitaries were expected to attend.

Mthembu said water supply problems had not as yet been reported.

This came after the Mangaung municipality warned residents early last month to drastically curb their water consumption to avoid the water supply from drying up completely.

Several disruptions left residents in different suburbs and townships with dry taps for days during November and December.

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