ANC REMEMBERS MANDELA
By: Mhleli Mkhize & Thabo Mncineka
The African National Congress (ANC) commemorated the late former president Nelson Mandela in a lecture in Durban on Saturday as a part of their campaign for the national elections in May.
Led by the deputy chairperson Willies Mchunu and Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba, the masses marched to the city hall for the lecture.
Mchunu told the ANC members that Mandela’s legacy inspires the ANC to work harder in improving the lives of South Africans as stated in their manifesto.
“Mandela may be gone but he’s legacy and inspiration to us lives for generations to come,” said Mchunu.
Mchunu further said that some branches discredit the name of the congress by posing blame to some former leaders.
“There are other branches that discredit the work of the ANC and bring the name painting a false image of what it is, also discrediting the work of the former leaders.”
Gigaba emphasised that the ANC is strong and can not be distroyed.
“Many have tried to bring the party down but will never win because the ANC is too strong, these Mickey Mouse Parties are just a symbol of failing, if you cannot be lead how in the world do you think you can lead others,” said Gigaba.
He also uplifted fallen heroes like Mandela of their good work in the orgaanisation.
“You are not here to honor the president but to honor the future, the dead are now gone but their work shall live on. The world has seen none like Nelson Mandela, and to our children we will proudly mention that we lived in the times of these heroes,” said Gigaba.
The ANC said that they will continue tomorrow in their ‘door to door campaign’ in Durban