RECORDED | ANC 110th birthday celebrations

The ANC is celebrated its 110th anniversary at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, on Saturday at which the party's president Cyril Ramaphosa  delivered the January 8 statement.

The ANC was founded on January 8 1912 and for many years the occasion of this anniversary was marked with the release by the national executive committee of a major statement on the way forward for the forthcoming year.

The party said there would be strict adherence to Covid-19 safety regulations at the celebrations and attendance had been capped at 2,000 people.

Last year the January 8 celebrations were cancelled due to Covid-19 and the 2021 anniversary rally was held virtually for the first time.

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Sadam Masutha poses for a picture, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the ANC is celebrating their 110th birthday.
Sadam Masutha poses for a picture, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the ANC is celebrating their 110th birthday.
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Members of the ANC take their seats, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the ANC is celebrating their 110th birthday where the president is set to deliver the annual January 8 statement.
Members of the ANC take their seats, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the ANC is celebrating their 110th birthday where the president is set to deliver the annual January 8 statement.
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The Domba traditional group prepares to perform at the ANC's110th birthday celebrations.
The Domba traditional group prepares to perform at the ANC's110th birthday celebrations.
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Traditional dancers entertain the gathering crowd, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo.
Traditional dancers entertain the gathering crowd, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo.
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ANC supporters look at memorabilia on sale before making their way in, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the political party celebrated their 110th birthday and delivered the annual January 8 statement.
ANC supporters look at memorabilia on sale before making their way in, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the political party celebrated their 110th birthday and delivered the annual January 8 statement.
Image: Alaister Russell
A choir performs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, at the ANC 110th birthday celebrations.
A choir performs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, at the ANC 110th birthday celebrations.
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ANC National Chair Gwede Mantashe (left) arrives with National Treasurer Paul Mashatile at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the ANC is celebrating their 110th birthday, 08 January 2022.
ANC National Chair Gwede Mantashe (left) arrives with National Treasurer Paul Mashatile at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the ANC is celebrating their 110th birthday, 08 January 2022.
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Deputy President David Mabuza greets National Treasurer Paul Mashatile, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the political party celebrated their 110th birthday and delivered the annual January 8 statement.
Deputy President David Mabuza greets National Treasurer Paul Mashatile, 08 January 2022, at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, where the political party celebrated their 110th birthday and delivered the annual January 8 statement.
Image: Alaister Russell

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