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ANCWL calls for equal representation in upcoming municipal elections

The party is finalising its mayoral candidates and is expected to release the names this week.

FILE: The ANCWL has stressed women have the capabilities to be deployed successfully in leadership positions in local government. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) is calling on the ruling party to ensure 50/50 gender representation in the upcoming elections.

The party is finalising its mayoral candidates and is expected to release the names this week.

The Western Cape has 24 municipalities and only seven have women as mayors.

The Democratic Alliance has deployed six women as leaders in the 18 municipalities under its control, while the ANC has none in the four it leads.

The ANC had one before it recalled Lorna Scheepers under mysterious circumstances at the Cederberg Municipality last year.

Out of the nine municipalities the ANC runs in Gauteng, it has installed two women as mayors.

The ANCWL has stressed women have the capabilities to be deployed successfully in leadership positions in local government.

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