19 January 2013
The African National
Congress Women's League on Friday disputed reports that women could possibly be
banned from some parts of stadia during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament,
which kicks-off at the National Stadium today.
It is being
reported that women will not be allowed in the lower level of the Nelson
Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
this week that Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Niger teams complained
that women being seated near the players' change rooms was considered bad luck.
spokesperson, Troy Martens, said they hoped the local organising committee
would not allow that to happen.
that they take offence to this, as it is complete discrimination.
“What we are
urging women to do as the ANCWL is to go to the stadia and support the teams
that they want to support without a fear of discrimination” Martens said.
said that in this day and age, and in this country where equality is valued so
highly for women to be discriminated in this manner.
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