Our guest of Honour, Reverand Jesse Jackson
The Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Phumulo
The Honourable MEC and our main host, Pemmy
Honourable Members of the Provincial Executive Council
The Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Zukiswa Ncitha
The troika of the two hosting Municipalities
The Mayoral Committees of both Amathole and Buffalo City
Royalties and traditional leaders
Councillors at large
Ladies and gentlemen
Our principals, the political Leadership of the Eastern cape
Province, Amathole District and Buffalo City Metro
Representatives from Municipalities and government
Members of the media
Molweni nonke ngalenjikalanga. Good afternoon.
As said by all speakers, it is a glorious day. Glorious because it is a fulfilment of a dream to most of us, having watched the noble Reverand from afar, and today we are rubbing shoulders at face value. For the people in this hall today, and the millions in our province, the presence of the Reverand is very symbolic. In that it reminds us and awakeness us to the fact that we are so special.As a country, South Africa has been through a lot.
Forget the rosey picture and starture that we now hold in the continent and the rest of the world.