JOHANNESBURG - ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday said she was confident the ANC would be in power forever, after attending its national policy conference this week.
The ruling party, along with its alliances and business people, discussed and debated several policy papers over four days.
Madikizela-Mandela was speaking at her Soweto home, where she was presented with the ANC’s centenary flame to honour the role she played in the fight against apartheid.
The struggle icon called for unity, saying it would be foolish to lose what the fallen heroes fought so hard for.
“We’ve travelled a long way to get here. We are not going to let [the party] disintegrate. The African National Congress is here to rule forever.”
Madikizela-Mandela said 2012 is a significant year because it marks 100 years since the formation of the ANC and the 60th anniversary of the Defiance Campaign, which helped in the fight for freedom.
The centenary flame will now travel to significant sights in Limpopo, ahead of its final destination to Bloemfontein - where the ANC will hold its elective conference in December.
(Edited by Thato Motaung)