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The African National Congress (ANC) wishes all South Africans a happy and blessed Easter. Easter is one of the holiest periods in our religious calendar globally. During this time, our diversity as a nation is strengthened by the spiritual rejuvenation that characterise the Christian faith.

Christianity has been central to the ANC’s values and practices since its birth in 1912. The  ANC was founded in the Waaihoek Wesleyan church outside Bloemfontein in 1912 and has historically had close relations with the religious community, from which it drew many of its leaders.

As is tradition, South Africans are going to their various places of worship across the country. In the Christian faith, the Easter period is also synonymous with renewal and rejuvenation. This resonates strongly with the ANC renewal programme which seeks to restore the ANC to its original and time-tested values.

The ANC National Officials and National Executive Committee members are visiting various churches throughout the weekend to reconnect with the historical roots of the ANC and to communicate a message of selflessness and renewal. Easter is also a time that the ANC reaffirms its commitment to nation-building and to serve the people of our country and restore their dignity.

For the ANC, April is a special month in the history of our liberation struggle, where we remember heroines and heroes like Charlotte Maxeke, Solomon Mahlangu, Oliver Tambo, Chris Hani and Winnie Madikizela Mandela.  Their blood and example of sefless service to the nation continue to inspire us as we continue to consolidate the gains of our freedom.

The ANC recognizes that many South Africans will be taking a holiday break, while others will be visiting families and friends during this period.  The ANC wishes all those who will be travelling to drive safely and help prevent the carnage on our roads. Let us observe all rules of the road, respect fellow road users, avoid drinking and driving and always remember that speed kills. The ANC wishes to remind all our road users that reckless driving, speed, fatigue, failure to observe the rules of the road and drunken driving are the main killers on our roads.

Those who violate traffic rules put the lives of fellow road users at risk and must face the full might of the law.

Have a blessed and revolutionary Easter!




Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri
National Spokesperson
Tel: 076 891 5420


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