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ANC names Durban HQ after ex-president

2013-01-11 21:35

Durban - President Jacob Zuma officially named the ANC provincial headquarters in Durban on Friday.

The offices were named after former ANC president Dr Pixley ka Seme, who Zuma described as an "opinionated" man.

Zuma said ka Seme was an ambitious man who studied to be a lawyer overseas and later fought against the Land Act in South Africa.

He expressed his happiness about the naming of the offices, saying it meant that the names of the party's leaders would always exist.

Zuma said people could come to report their problems at the office.

ANC supporters stood in the rain during the ceremony and parts of Stalwart Simelane Street, where the offices are situated, were cordoned off, causing traffic problems.

Earlier, hundreds of ANC supporters braved cold and rainy weather in Durban to parade through the city, as part of the party's 101st birthday celebrations.

The procession started on Pixley ka Seme Street. It went through the city centre and ended at Stalwart Simelane Street.

The parade included mascots, supporters wearing traditional attire, hats depicting the new South African flag and yellow T-shirts bearing an image of Zuma.

Comments
  • david.banner.104418 - 2013-01-11 22:40

    conceived and built nothing, yet quick to rename stuff.

      mabheshankone.zosuthu - 2013-01-12 03:54

      Entitled to nothing were the invaders, yet quick to lay claim to stuff. Likhuluma ngani leli qhwagi? Usebheme inyaope njengoba esezophalaza la

      gary.landman - 2013-01-12 04:20

      @mabheshankone.zosuthu, seems as if you forget that you were invading from the north as the euro's were invading from the south. Please do not forget that those coming south were the crap that the central tribes got rid of and chased southwards. Nothing to really crow about.

      mabheshankone.zosuthu - 2013-01-12 10:52

      Oh Gary, tog - a myopic apartheid story. South African borders were drawn up by the invaders. Africans moved around within their own continent. They did not invade the continent. Europeans did. The Bantu, San and Khoi are black and the are African. Obviously, you wouldn't get that because your worldview ends within the borders of the Union. To think that the Anglo-Saxon's movement within Europe could be equated to the arrival of marauding North African tribes. Very myopic and idiotic, really. Of course, the invaders could not cut it in Europe, and settled for life as sailors, eventually settling in the Cape. Now , it is funny how they want to associate themselves with the "inventors of stuff" in Europe - laying claim to things that they could not invent in their wildest dream. Like a boer could suddenly build a German sedan and do better than farming, if oppression as a tool was taken away! Pull the other one. It's got bells in it.

      mabheshankone.zosuthu - 2013-01-12 11:02

      We Leonard, uqale nini ukukhathazeka ngabantu abahluphekayo, nsangu yakho?

  • Philip - 2013-01-12 01:47

    Bunch of oxygen thieves.

  • Pete7930 - 2013-01-12 07:46

    "Zuma said people could come to report their problems at the office." I hope they plan to be open 48 hours per day! 24hrs just wont be enough.

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