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Joy, sadness as Mandela's ANC turns 100

world Updated: Jan 08, 2012 23:30 IST

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Tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revellers waved the green and gold colours of the African National Congress (ANC) as Africa's oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday, though many South Africans say the party hasn't delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994.

A dozen African leaders and more former heads of state along with African kings and chieftains attended a midnight ceremony where president Jacob Zuma lit a flame, expected to stay alight the entire year at the Wesleyan church where black intellectuals and activists founded the party in 1912.

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