ANC gears up to take over the Mother City

The ANC is putting the final touches to its birthday celebrations that will run from 8 to 10 January.

FILE: The African National Congress (ANC) is putting final plans in place for its 103rd birthday celebrations taking place in Cape Town this week. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) is putting final plans in place for its 103rd birthday celebrations taking place in Cape Town this week.

The ruling party's birthday bash will run from 8 to 10 January.

The ANC's Kobus Grobler says arrangements for the birthday celebrations are in full swing.

"Lots of posters are up, flyers are being given out, traffic arrangements have been made, transport arrangements and the branches are mobilising people."

The ruling party's three-day birthday bash will be preceded by a gala dinner for an elite few at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Friday.

The next day, thousands of people from across the Western Cape will be transported to Cape Town Stadium where President Jacob Zuma will address the crowd.

Zuma will kick off the programme with a walkabout in Langa this afternoon.

Grobler says, "He will be doing a walkabout at the transport interchange, he will invite people to come to Cape Town Stadium and he will also listen to what [people's] needs are and what their suggestions are."