Ten of thousands of South African joined the violent blow huge centennial of the ANC
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Bloemfontein : South Africa | Jan 09, 2012 at 10:27 PM PST
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Ten of thousands of South African joined the violent blow huge centennial of the ANC in Bloemfontein , dancing and singing for the party that freed them from apartheid and gave them homes.



Leshilo Janet, 68, has slept outside to join a collecting of African National Congress supporters in a wash of colors of the party as well as the images of heroes such as Nelson Mandela and the new blood like Julius Malema controversial youth leader.



"Because we came at midnight, we stayed here from the gate waiting for this day because we are so happy," said ANC Women's' Leshilo member of the League, who traveled from Pretoria.



"We took the free water, free of houses, because the ANC," added the women's in person 'the member of alloy 65-year-old Mathabo Mokwena, Bloemfontein, referring to the huge gains in the most basic services 18 years after the party ended white-minority rule.



The ANC has put on a show of brilliant weekend of its overwhelming dominance in the politics of South Africa more than 50 years after it was banned by the racist white regime and forced to go underground to fight for the liberation of all-breed.



Johannesburg has Mogoyo scientist Benjamin sitting in the blistering heat of ten of thousands of supporters in a sea of ​​colors ANC with a coolbox filled with ice, fizzy drinks, fruit juice and food.



"This is just a microcrosm ANC. This is just a small reflection of the bigger than the people of South Africa like the ANC. It's just a small drop in the ocean.



"I think the central message for now is what consolidate unity within the country but as well as consolidating and promoting diversity," he added, saying he was happy with the direction of President Jacob Zuma.



"When he speaks, he speaks as a president of the people because he understands the problems of the people on the ground that he was also on land. Remains in contact with people."



But Zuma has penned a long battle with ANC the enfant terrible Julius Malema, the youth leader of the party that sees itself as a voice of millions of bases, however, expect such as housing and electricity and wants a place in the Zuma party after the elections this year.



The divisions were clear on the show. Zuma arrived to huge cheers and song in his name but also his opposition. A supporter dressed in a T-shirt Zuma has welcomed just a meter away from someone with a "100% Malema" T-shirts that called for his removal.



Some movements of "shower" of hand that they were also in the crowd laugh, taking a dig at Zuma rape trial 2006, for which he was paid, in which he testified that you take a shower after sex with an HIV-positive women to lower the risk of infection.



Malema was met with roars of approval. While the self-proclaimed voice of the poor blacks of South Africa sidelied with the attacks on the rich that causes both joy and outrage, Malema has capitalized on the failure of the party to spread democratic gains of the whole.



The youth league member Lebaka Tefo, 28, said the party had put on a show of solidarity for the celebrations included a golf tournament, the ritual animal slaughters and a glamorous gala dinner with the heads of state.



"But I think after this event, there will be a great divisio, predicting a comparison between Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe.



"It is a division of direction because we face a national congress." turn my head Tuman Matel of Klerksdorp, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) from Bloemfontein, was reminded of the struggles of the party when a group in the wheelchair was rolled over the field.



"I think today there is no factions, there is no camping. All would love to see who loves the ANC: ANC, which took no faction, no color and no tribalism

SOURCE: AFP

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