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ANC hoping to claim CT ward from DA

Ward 56 includes the communities of Kensington, Factreton, Wingfield and Maitland.

FILE: ANC members fly the party's flags. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) candidates in ward 56 in Cape Town have promised to tackle a lack of housing and other issues in the areas they serve.

Ward 56 includes the communities of Kensington, Factreton, Wingfield and Maitland.

In addition to a shortage of houses residents in the DA run ward have also highlighted youth unemployment as an issue plaguing the area.

The ANC candidate for ward 56 has called on residents to give the party a chance to make a difference.

Fernando Cloete says the ruling party has never been in power in this ward.

He says word on the street is that residents aren't satisfied with the DA's service delivery track record and are looking for alternatives.

Cloete adds housing for backyard dwellers and acquiring vacant land in the area are high on his agenda.