Celebrities accept the ?#?AmandlaChallenge

By Drum Digital
08 January 2015

Ahead of its 103rd anniversary celebrations, the ANC’s ?#?AmandlaChallenge has gone viral.

Ahead of its 103rd anniversary celebrations, the ANC’s ?#?AmandlaChallenge has gone viral.

Celebrities and general public are uploading selfies of raised fists, coupled with the Amandla slogan.

?The #?AmandlaChallenge is reminiscent of 2014’s ice bucket challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which involved dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations for research. The ice-cold challenge went viral last July/August.

President Jacob Zuma and the ANC leadership are currently in the Western Cape for the ruling party’s birthday party on Saturday 10 January.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe said they were ready to welcome 52 000 people at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

“The ANC leads everywhere,” Mantashe told journalists on the sidelines of the last day of a meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee, ahead of the anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Mantashe said the party planned to fill Cape Town Stadium to capacity on Saturday, after days of wrangling with the Democratic Alliance-led local government over regulations governing the venue’s use.

He again accused the DA of using the stadium fees and rules as “apartheid era influx control measures” to keep the ruling party’s supporters away from its birthday bash.

“We will fill the stadium. The ANC is known for filling stadiums, so you can’t expect anything less.”

Additional source:   SAPA

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