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#ANC108: Cake & champagne as the ANC promises to correct its ways

While the organisation has plenty to celebrate given its ability to retain political power since the advent of democracy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has also admitted that there were negative elements that the ANC was still working to rid itself of.

President Cyril Ramaphosa led the ANC into its 108th celebrations in the Northern Cape on 8 January 2020. Picture: @MYANC/Twitter

KIMBERLEY - As the African National Congress’ (ANC) 108th birthday celebrations get into full swing across the Northern Cape, President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised the community of Galeshewe in Kimberley a renewed party.

While the organisation celebrates its ability to retain political power since the advent of democracy, Ramaphosa admitted that there were negative elements that the ANC was still working to rid itself of.

Despite the country’s debilitating economy, ANC leaders continued with the party’s cake-cutting tradition.

While many who showed up for the ceremony could not find room in the Mayibuye Community Hall in Galeshewe to share in the moment, the president reassured them that the ANC’s birthday was as momentous for them.

He promised that the party was finding its way back to moral fortitude.

“We are correcting our own ways so that we serve our people with diligence and commitment. We want to get rid of the tendencies of the past, like corruption.”

Ramaphosa was expected to consult the community in the same area over a number of issues including service delivery on Wednesday afternoon.