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ANC to limit main January 8 celebrations to just 100 people

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte pleaded with their members to respect the strict attendance limits that are necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.

FILE: ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa at the party's 108th birthday celebration in Kimberley on 11 January 2020. Picture: ANC/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Only 100 people will attend the African National Congress (ANC) 8 January celebrations that will be held in Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo in the new year.

The event will also be used as a platform to commemorate the party’s 109 anniversary.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte pleaded with their members to respect the strict attendance limits that are necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions.

She also told reporters at a briefing in Polokwane that the decision to hold the celebrations in Seleteng, Ga-Mphahlele, some 60 kilometers outside Polokwane, is to allow the ANC to reconnect with communities.

"January 8 presents the ANC with an opportunity to once again take stock of the progress we have registered and to reflect. It is a moment to dedicate ourselves on the unity and renewal of our movement."

Late ANC president Sefako Makgatho was born in Seleteng.

WATCH: Only 100 people will be allowed to attend ANC’s January 8 celebration

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