All welcome at ANC celebrations

2012-01-04 22:18

Bloemfontein - All South Africans, and people from the African continent and the world, were welcome to attend the African National Congress centenary celebrations in Mangaung, ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete said on Wednesday.

"They do not need accreditation."

Mbete said there was huge interest from people to attend the events.

"It was based on this interest that we would have no less than 100 000 people attending the event."

Mbete said Free State residents had responded positively to the event by opening up their homes to many South Africans who could not find accommodation.

ANC national executive members had started with their deployments in the Free State together with the provincial ANC leadership to mobilise communities to attend.

ANC deputy-secretary-general Thandi Modise said most of the visitors would be from the Free State.

The entertainment programme for the celebrations would start on Saturday, January 7, with an intercultural performance at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Complex - which would continue until the close of the events.

Some of the artists who would perform there were Selaelo Selota, Ihashi Elimhlophe, Zahara, Bhudaza, Big Nuzz, L’vovo, Spikiri, 340ML, Tidal Waves and Hotstix Mabuza.

For Sunday’s main event in the Free State Stadium only 6 000 seats would be reserved for presidential dignitaries. The rest of the stadium would be for party supporters and those citizens interested in the January 8 speech of President Jacob Zuma, and the entertainment programme.

Other aspects of the centenary programme include two golf tournaments at the Bloemfontein and Schoemans Park courses on Friday.

Most of the party supporters from other provinces would start arriving by bus and trains on Sunday morning, for the main January 8 event.

  • Swapie - 2012-01-04 22:51

    Just send me a limo and I will be there. Oh,and make sure the champaigne is on ice. And my hotel room is booked and fully paid (at least 4*)

      Squeegee - 2012-01-05 08:15

      Man, don't you wish you got the catering tender? Oops, sorry, I forgot that those all went out to family members of the people writing the cheques. Bigger party = bigger rewards!

      Alva - 2012-01-05 10:38

      Don't forget to pick me up in the limo. I'll be wearing my purple suit.

      Paul - 2012-01-05 18:31

      Give me a gas mask and I will brave the smell!!!

      John - 2012-01-06 18:05

      I have now got a box of Benzene for the Virodene Awards of 2011: The nominees are: Thabo Mbeki Doctor ( of medicine ) Nkosazana Zuma ( the 2 were the big pushers of the attempt to Genocide 5 million aids sufferers with Benzene labelled as Virodene - which is now their prize! ) Pres Zuma Julius Malema ( acomplices ) David Miliband ( cover up ) Barack Obama Hilary Silly Hilly Billy Clinton Bill the Clown Clinton ( Financiers of Abortions ) Jullian Assenge ( the Genocide of Millions of SA People is not important to him - a few Iraqui casualties are : arab bloob is more important than african blood ) Ariel Adorfmann ( the mentally challenged does not understand that if Mandela was aquitted in his trial of treason because he does not owe allegiance, neither does SA owe benefits to him and his people ) Fidel Castro and Raul Castro ( for the Genocide of the Cuban and African People, particularly 1 500 000 Ethiopians and 500 000 Angolans ) And the Manpara Virodene Award goes to... Julius Malema! For doing his best to expose the truth about the ANC!

  • TamaraSays - 2012-01-05 00:30

    Eish. The 'masses' will probably be stuck in the heat behind some fence or other, where they can toyi toyi away from the cameras, and develop a nice case of heat stroke, while the big wigs will guzzle Johnny Walker, and make off colour remarks and advances on foreign dignitories wives. Circus.

  • Larry - 2012-01-05 04:06

    No thanks, I will be busy watching Paint Dry.

  • Wesley - 2012-01-05 05:57

    Julius, could somebody please pick me up around the corner with your black Land Rover. My blue beatle will not fit in when I arive at the party.

  • John - 2012-01-05 06:42

    Let me think now. Go on holiday, relax by the sea, soak up the sun. Or go to the ANC rave. Tough choice? What to do!

  • Eduard - 2012-01-05 06:44

    pitty that one day, all these parties will be forgotten and only the bills will be remembered, because it still will not be paid!!!!

  • Twolips - 2012-01-05 07:59

    What? No Steve Hofmeyer in the line-up on stage?

  • Charmain - 2012-01-05 08:03

    Who in their right mind wants to join this good one Swapie how much is this going to cost once again all the ANC can do is steal from the poor rather than help by spending money on SH*t

  • Graham.Cooper2 - 2012-01-05 08:05

    One thing these dudes are good at and that is wasting hard earned money on blowing their own trumpet even if they have faied all the way all these years, what can one call it? Africa economics come to mind.

  • Beetroot - 2012-01-05 08:37

    why dont they host it in Carltonville? Then if were lucky enough a giant sinkhole will swallow the whole lot. The entire planet will be relieved!!

  • Garth - 2012-01-05 08:37

    I can visualise the welcome that I would receive, driving up in my battered golf: `Fvck off whitey! Where the fvck do you think you are taking your white a$$ to?' and then the tolerant youth would beat the shiite out of me and I would be thrown in prison for instigating a racist attack if I retaliated. Yeah, everyone is welcome just so long as you are not one of my kind: WMAHWTP.

  • Leon - 2012-01-05 09:36

    Book me for a round of golf please.

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