Ramaphosa to deliver ANC Jan 8 statement on Friday at 7pm

Johannesburg – The African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday said its president Cyril Ramaphosa would deliver the January 8 Statement on Friday at 7pm.

The event marks its 109th birthday, which is usually held across different provinces in the country but has been halted due to Covid-19.

The party’s head of organising Nomvula Mokonyane said multiple platforms had been created to allow the public and the media to access proceedings with watch parties also taking place across some regions.

Mokonyane was speaking during a state of readiness briefing ahead of Friday’s event.

The January 8 Statement signals the party’s plans for the year and provides a broad framework with the country’s president ahead of his State of the Nation Address next month.

The party ditched its plans to hold the event in Limpopo in the face of rising coronavirus infections.

Mokonyane has cautioned members gathering to celebrate the movement’s birthday against breaking Covid-19 protocols.

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