ANC KZN PREPARES TO HOST JANUARY 8 RALLY
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is gearing up to host thousands of people who will converge in the province for the ANC’s important annual January 8 rally.
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is happy that the ANC National Executive (NEC) has selected KwaZulu-Natal as a host for the January 8, 2013 rally. This colossal event will take place on the 12th January at Durban’s ABSA Stadium next year.
The reason for the annual rally is because the ANC was founded on the 8th January 1912. On the anniversary of this occasion, the NEC releases the “January 8 Statement” which, entails the strategic tasks and priorities of the organization for the year ahead.
This tradition of using the January 8 event as an occasion to set out the priorities that need to be tackled has been maintained for years.
ANC Provincial Secretary, Cde Sihle Zikalala said: “We are humbled by the NEC’s decision to bring the January 8 rally to our province. The January 8 rally is very important in the ANC calendar because it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the challenges and it allows the organization to outline the tasks that it has to undertake.”
The January 8 Preparatory Committee led by ANC Treasurer General, Cde Matthews Phosa, Comrade Zikalala and the Provincial Deputy Secretary, Cde Nomusa Dube met at the ANC provincial office today (19 September 2012) to prepare for the rally. The team also inspected the stadium and the ANC has no doubt that the event will be a huge success.
More than 50 000 people are expected to attend according to the Provincial Secretary, whom also indicated that the rally will be used to communicate the strategic outcomes of the 53rd National Conference.
“The rally will also be used as a platform to communicate the strategic outcomes of the 53rd National Conference. We will also use the rally as the beginning of a very important journey towards the elections in 2014.” (Sihle Zikalala, ANC KZN Provincial Secretary)
The hosting of the January 8 rally in KwaZulu-Natal will be a huge boost for the economy of the province as hotels and B&Bs will be fully booked and visitors will spend a lot of money in shops during the event.
Issued by the ANC