As the ANC Centenary celebrations draw closer, South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. Vusi Mavimbela says relations between the two countries are like that of Siamese twins and will never be broken.
With the continentâ€™s oldest liberation movement set to hold Centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein South Africa, Mr. Mavimbela says relations which tie Zimbabwe and South Africa hail from a strong sense of comradeship which began during the days of the liberation struggle.
Ambassador Mavimbela said Zanu PF and ANC have solidified bilateral relations which continue to grow on the basis of a common history and common challenges.
Meanwhile, Zanu PF says revolutionary parties in Africa should draw inspiration from South Africaâ€™s African National Congress which has withstood the test of time as its foundation is deeply entrenched in its unquestionable revolutionary ideals.
Zanu PF says all former liberation movements should draw critical lessons from the strength of the ANC which has survived the colonial and post colonial periods.
Zanu PF Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had personal relations with the Umkhonto Wesizwe cadres, noted that his first encounter with the party was in late 1963 when they cooperated militarily and politically.
Cde Mnangagwa also urged liberation movements to prepare for the threats which are real as the erstwhile colonisers are ready to pounce on Africa and exploit its resources.
The ANC which was formed on January 8, 1912, will this Sunday celebrate 100 years.
Several heads of state and government are expected to grace the occasion and Zimbabwe will also be represented fully.
ANC President, Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver the centennial address at the stadium on January 8, while solidarity messages from other fellow former liberation movements are expected to be conveyed.