Thousands of people wearing yellow ANC t-shirts and blowing vuvuzelas converged on the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday ahead of President Jacob Zuma's annual January 8 statement. Bus and taxi loads of people were seen arriving at the stadium amid a high police presence. As distinguished guests and well known performers began arriving they received a rapturous applause and blast of vuvuzelas.
Mkhonto We Zizwe veterans marched into the stadium with a yellow, green and black cake to celebrate the party's 99th anniversary. Loud music, cheering and the blowing of vuvuzelas filled the stadium.