There is much to learn from the ANC, says Kenyatta

Leslie Hanson
January 14, 2018

"And we hope that with this visit we will continue to deepen the relationship and strengthen the bonds between our two parties and the peoples of Kenya and South Africa".

During his official visit, he met President Jacob Zuma, with whom they discussed trade and relations between Kenya and SA.

Moments after landing in Jacob Zuma country, the Kenyan Head of State was nearly knocked down no thanks to miscoordination by his security detail as he alighted from his official vehicle.

"Industrialisation is key to creating job opportunities for the youth and wealth for our nations and peoples", President Kenyatta said.

"We have laid the groundwork for my State visit sometime in the first quarter of this year", Kenyatta said, according to a statement posted on the Kenyan Presidency's website.

While addressing the press after a closed-door meeting at President Kenyatta's villa in East London in South Africa, the two leaders said Africans have a common heritage, which needs to be exploited for their benefit.

"I am happy to participate in the ANC birthday celebrations".

Zuma was booed again when his successor in the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged him when he started delivering his inaugural January 8 statement.

He says African political parties should work to unite their people.

But Ramaphosa's election win has injected a sense of optimism that the ANC, which has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, could win back the trust of voters and investors disillusioned with Zuma's rule.

In his table, Zuma was accompanied by Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta who was in the country to the attend the ANC's birthday celebrations.

Since becoming ANC president in December‚ Ramaphosa has preached unity in the party‚ constantly saying that competing factions before the December conference should now come together.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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