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By unknown | Mar 28, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Selby Makgotho

Selby Makgotho

The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) in the Waterberg district yesterday marched against "campaigns to discredit the area's four women mayors".

Members marched to the offices of the four women-headed municipalities to pledge support for the affected mayors.

The women said they marching against those who undermined women's leadership.

"We are concerned about the trend of a group of counter-revolutionaries," said the league.

"These people target women mayors through campaigns aimed at misleading the communities.

"They engage in campaigns to stop the progress of programmes encouraging community participation."

The four women leaders are Pinkie Kekana, mayor of Waterberg, mayor of Bela-Bela local municipality Henrietta Ledwaba, the mayor of Lephalale, Rosina Mogotlane, and Sara Lamola, mayor of Mookgophong.

The league said the members of the Waterberg district should not allow ill-informed campaigns to deny people their rights to participate in developmental programmes led by the women mayors.

The league also noted that the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) was being used by some "secret forces" to undermine women leadership.

"These forces pretend to be concerned community groups. They use the platform of Samwu for the interest of those who have made it their programme to undermine women leadership."

The marchers said they would continue to demonstrate their support for women mayors.

"Our march shows support for women's solidarity and further action to advance women's participation in leadership positions."


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