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19 January 2013

South Africa: Zuma Officially Opens Afcon

Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has officially opened the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the National Stadium in Johannesburg and the kick-off game for the football spectacle is underway between Cape Verde and Bafana Bafana.

The President was accompanied by CAF President, Issa Hayatou & Local Organising Committee chairperson, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyane.

The President said: "We welcome you to South Africa & indeed, Africa is here."

Earlier, during the opening ceremony, some of the country's top performing artists dazzled the crowd gathered at the stadium and thousands of viewers watching across the country the continent.

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