WATCH LIVE: ANC celebrates its 109th birthday

The ANC faces a tough time, trying to reignite hope in those who have long stopped believing it can deliver on its 27-year-old promise of a better life.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, joined by other senior ANC members, dance during the party's birthday celebrations. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa is delivering the January 8 Statement on Friday evening.

The event marks its 109th birthday, which is usually held across different provinces in the country but will be presented virtually due to COVID-19.

The ANC faces a tough time, trying to reignite hope in those who have long stopped believing it can deliver on its 27-year-old promise of a better life.

Ramaphosa is expected to again try and restore hope in an election year.

WATCH LIVE: ANC celebrates its 109th birthday