In June 2012, the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) handed over the centenary torch to the Reverand of South African Council of Churches (SACC). Members of the ANC were accompanied by the members of Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK). Traffic came to a stand still on Anderson Street as motorbikes roared ahead of the flame. When they arrived at Khotso House, they received a warm welcome by the members of SACC and other organisations based at Khotso House. The torch was then handed over during a prayer session at the chapel. There were approximately 200 people in the chapel to witness the occasion.
The torch has been rotating across the provinces since it left Mangaung, Free State in January. The torch is part of the ANC’s 100 years celebrations.
By Frans Mogajana