ANC accuses DA of making it impossible to host its 104th birthday party

But the DA has denied the claims saying the event was good to go.

FILE: ANC President Jacob Zuma at the party's 104th birthday celebrations in Rustenburg, North West on 08 January 2016. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape claims it had to postpone its 104th birthday celebrations at the eleventh hour because a Democratic Alliance (DA)-led municipality made it almost impossible for it to host the event.

But the council's mayor has denied the claims saying the event was good to go.

The party was meant to hold a rally in Grabouw today where Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was to make an address.

ANC acting provincial secretary Thandi Manikivana says Theewaterskloof Municipality denied a permit due to the unavailability of taps and toilets at the venue.

"We've been trying by all means to meet whatever they requested from us. But up until yesterday by 12 noon, which they had a deadline for us to meet, and then we opted to postpone the rally."

But Theewaterskloof Municipality mayor Chris Punt says the late application was approved

"I as mayor said let's try and make it as easy as possible for them because we have a good relationship with the ANC in Theewaterskloof and I don't want any hassle."