THE ANC’s centenary celebration was among the most talked-about topics on social media sites at the weekend:
US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) tweeted: Happy 100th Birthday to South Africa’s ANC. #ANC100.
Comedian Evita Bezuidenhout (@TannieEvita) said: Happy 100th birthday to the African National Congress. Skatties, where would we be without you? #ANC100
City Press editor Ferial Haffajee (@ferialhaffajee) wrote: All wearing “100 years of selfless struggle” T-shirts. I’d say about 85, ne, then it became a bit selfish. #ANC100 nice green, gold feel.
Aids activist Zackie Achmat (@ZackieAchmat) said: The ANC was the moral compass for many generations and that morality inspired millions to struggle for freedom. #ANC100
Financial Mail editor Barney Mthombothi (@mthombothi) said: Happy Birthday ANC. Here’s hoping leadership will rise to challenges with will & commitment their predecessors rose to theirs … No escaping Zuma speech, carried in all sabc, radios. Rammed down our throats. Hard to swallow tho. #ANC100
Political analyst Eusebius McKaiser said on Facebook: Perhaps my friend Walter Brown’s right: Zuma met expectations. Imagine if he started with, “I have a dream!” You’d have dropped your jaw!