President Zuma Hosts Kenyatta in Durban

Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma stands alongside presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa to address delegates at the ANC National Elective Conference at Nasrec Johannesburg on 16 December 2017

On his part, Kenyatta said his meeting with Zuma included talks on working together "for the mutual prosperity of our people", and improving connectivity on the African continent, which he said was critical to industrial development.

The stadium is a sea of black, green and gold as crowds are quickly filling up seats ahead of ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech. He said he was also happy to participate in the ANC's birthday celebrations.

"We must work with organisations that work amongst our people that represent the hopes and aspirations of the people".

Visiting Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta will attend South Africa's ruling African National Congress party's 106th birthday celebrations in East London on Saturday.South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement on Thursday evening during a press briefing at his presidential Dube House in Durban, where he is hosting Kenyatta.

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. "It's a message that resonates well not only with South Africans but [also] to the rest of us in our political parties in the rest of Africa‚" he said.


In a video that is slowly getting viral and one that was seen by Zipo.co.ke, Kenyatta is seen alighting from his limousine with one security officer opening the door but his counterpart delays to hold it making it swing back and hit the President as he adjusted his coat.

On the agreed visit, President Kenyatta said: "We have laid the groundwork for my State visit sometime in the first quarter of this year".

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata arrives at the East London Airport.

South Africa and Kenya enjoy warm bilateral relations underpinned by strong historical and political bonds.

"We have a common heritage as people of Africa. Rather‚ it is on the basis of collaboration on the economic front‚ to make sure we take the opportunity of what God has given us‚" he said.

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