ANC: Bus crash victims were revolutionaries

A memorial service was held to pay tribute to the 10 bus crash victims in Vosloorus yesterday.

Friends, family members of the ANC gather at the Ditselana Centre to pay tribute to the bus crash victims. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners have urged their members to send out a strong message to the opposition that the party remains united.

The party's top brass attended the memorial service of 10 ANC volunteers who were killed in a bus crash in the Free State while travelling back from the party's manifesto launch at the weekend.

Dignitaries included Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, Cabinet ministers and provincial leadership.

Political leaders attending the moving service took the opportunity to remind ANC members of what the ten volunteers died for.

Ekhuruleni chair Mzawandile Masina told family and friends the victims were revolutionaries who did not use the struggle credentials of their families.

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At the same time ANC Youth League President Collin Maine laid in on what he said are 'Mickey Mouse' opposition parties, which he says are trying to confuse voters with stories.

The memorial was attended by thousands of people including family and friends all paying tribute to their loved ones.