ANC wants AU anthem distributed in SA
The ANC says the AU anthem instills pride in being an African.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday said it wanted the African Union (AU) anthem to be distributed across South Africa, particularly in schools.
The ANC said the anthem would make citizens take pride in being African.
The party said this was part of the anniversary celebrations of AU which was set up to unite the continent.
The ANC's international relations spokesperson Obed Bapela said the African continental anthem would be distributed to all its structures.
"We will distribute the AU anthem to our structures as well as encouraging government departments to do the same to schools."
Bapela said the AU flag would also be hoisted as a permanent practice in South Africa to show that there was unity with other African countries.