Jubilee to Partner with South Africa's ANC Party

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday announced that the Jubilee Party will partner with South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) party.

    The President, who is visiting the Southern African state, held talks with President Jacob Zuma in Durban on how they would enhance cooperation between the two countries' ruling parties.

    “I am happy to participate in the ANC birthday celebrations. We want to see how political parties in Africa can cooperate,” stated President Kenyatta.

    The two jointly addressed the media where they stated that the relations between the two countries would be taken to a new level.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Jacob Zuma on Thursday"][/caption]

    They identified trade and infrastructure as the pillars that would get more emphasis in the relationship between Kenya and South Africa.

    President Kenyatta is expected to meet with the new ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, in the South African industrial town of East London.

    According to the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU), the Jubilee leader will use the meeting to congratulate Mr Ramaphosa for winning a tight race for the leadership of ANC Presidency and appraise him of key bilateral issues, including immigration. 

    On Saturday, President Kenyatta will be the keynote speaker at the 106th-anniversary celebrations that will be held at the Buffalo Stadium, in East London.

    The President will speak on issues of Pan Africanism, the role of political parties in promoting African democracy, unity, and self-reliance in a highly anticipated address.

    Other dignitaries expected at the Saturday function include former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano and political party leaders from the Southern Africa countries.

    [caption caption="President Uhuru Kenyatta in South Africa"][/caption]

    The new leaders of ANC, who were elected last month, have been holding various activities in the lead up to the Saturday celebrations.