ANC’s 109 birthday celebrations cancelled

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The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to cancel all its 109th birthday celebrations countrywide. This follows fears of the proliferation of coronavirus infections.

ANC officials were briefed by Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize where he raised his concerns about the rapid rise of COVID-19 infections as the country is experiencing a second wave.

“Please be advised that the national officials received a briefing this morning from Cde Zwelini Mkhize, and are concerned with the rapid proliferation of infections countrywide, the prognosis is not good,” says the ANC in a statement.

The governing party was to hold its virtual celebrations in Polokwane on the 8th of January. Instead of holding massive rallies, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will read out the statement virtually.

In the last two days, almost 20 000 people were infected with the virus and now almost 25 000 people have succumbed to the pandemic.

The latest coronavirus stats in SA: 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will only read a statement on the day.

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