ANC January 8th rally unprecedented

The ANC EC wishes to extend a word gratitude to all ANC members and the people of our beautiful country, who from all walks of life embraced the January 8th Statement Rally that was addressed by the ANC President on Saturday the 13th January 2018 in East London .

Tens of thousands of people packed into Buffalo City Stadium and the adjacent Jan Smuts stadium while many more watched the celebrations on a big screen on sports fields around the stadium .

Something unprecedented in South African politics . This is an indication and a debunking of any myths that the ANC`s mass support is being eroded in the Eastern Cape.

People of South Africa know who their leader is and that is why they register their dissatisfaction when we do things that are foreign in our organisation.

Their attendance is a clear reaffirmation that the ANC is their movement and the only parliament of the majority in South Africa, which should always at all material times be found where the toiling masses of our people are.

The President used this historic rally to commit the NEC and all members, of their resolve on uniting the ANC and taking it back to its rightful owners, the people of South Africa.

As much as we are pleased with the conduct and general discipline of our members and supporters we are disappointed by the few who chose to boo President Zuma.

We condemn their conduct in the strongest possible terms.

It is un-ANC and we should not allow such conduct to flourish by keeping silent because the target is not in sync with our political preference.

That behaviour was simply uncouth and distasteful. President Zuma gave his all for this movement and must accorded respect by all.

We thank all the Eastern Cape PEC members, the Regional Executive Committee in the Dr WB Rubusana Region, our volunteers and foot-soldiers who ensured that we exceeded our expected attendance numbers.

Successful mobilization is one of the pillars of the struggle which gives true meaning to our slogan ” The ANC Lives! “The ANC Leads!”

Issued by:

ANC EC Communications


ANC EC Media & Liaison Officer

Judy Mpetsheni

Mobile No: 0731176194/0636878267

ANC EC Communications Manager

Gift Ngqondi

Mobile No:0849519924/0848439706

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