Saturday, January 07, 2012


This weekend, the African National Congress celebrates its 100th year. The party, which currently holds power in South Africa was founded on January 8th 1912 n Bloemfontein. First called the South African Native National Congress, the party was formed in response to injustice meted out to black South Africans by the minority white/Afrikaan population who were in power.

One of its most famous members, the elderly anti-apartheid icon and former president, Nelson Mandela, who is 93 years old, will not be able to attend the celebrations due to his frail condition.

In some oddly related news, the King of abaThembu, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has sent 60 cattle as contribution to the ANC celebration. This is in honor of his grandfather, who drove 115 cattle to Bloemfontein in 1912 when the ANC was formed.

Not sure if the driving of the cattle was done with an automobile back then, but I wonder why the King could not complete it to 100 at least, or is it safe to say recession is biting a bit.

Anyways Congrats ANC!! ( The Umbrella party that likes to tout itself as the largest party in Africa and it's fellow Broom brother of Nigeria better take note!)

Read more Here and Here

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