ANC pays over R2m for birthday bash

The ruling party will host the event at Cape Town Stadium on 10 January.

FILE: The African National Congress (ANC) has been met with some resistance from a Cape Town community as the party gears up for its 103rd birthday celebrations. picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) has been met with some resistance from a Cape Town community as the party gears up for its 103rd birthday celebrations.

While only taking place on 10 January, the ruling party has already started sending top officials to help put the word out.

The ANC paid over R2 million to host the event at the Cape Town Stadium next month.

With the Western Cape being the only non-ANC-controlled province, filling the 55,000-seater facility could prove to be a challenge.

But the ANC is not taking any chances and has already started various campaigns to notify communities.

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana handed out pamphlets in Delft earlier in the day.

While some residents are eager to attend, many others declined the invitation.