Elections 2021: TV news anchor joins Dagga Party, wants to be Cape Town mayor

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Eben Jansen has ambition to be mayor of Cape Town.
Eben Jansen has ambition to be mayor of Cape Town.
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The story: Former SABC TV news anchor, journalist, and now dagga commercial farmer Eben Jansen is running for mayor of Cape Town under the banner of the Dagga Party, also known as Iqela Lentsango.

The details: The 49-year-old from Kimberley is permanently moving to Cape Town this month and is hopeful that he will secure enough support in the 1 November municipal elections, to ultimately become its first citizen. 

What we know: A lot is certainly going to change if Jansen is put in charge of the town he fondly calls the cannabis capital of the country.  He is open about using dagga, adding that cannabis has had a positive medicinal and mental health impact on his life, for which he was eternally grateful, he said.  

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