Dan Plato sworn in as councillor four days before becoming mayor

01 November 2018 - 12:05 By Aron Hyman
DA councillors welcome City of Cape Town's mayor-designate Dan Plato to the Civic Centre on November 1 2018, a day after Patricia de Lille vacated the mayor's office.
DA councillors welcome City of Cape Town's mayor-designate Dan Plato to the Civic Centre on November 1 2018, a day after Patricia de Lille vacated the mayor's office.
Image: Esa Alexander

Dan Plato will be elected as mayor of Cape Town next week after being sworn in as a councillor on Thursday.

Plato‚ 58‚ was sworn in by speaker Dirk Smit the day after Patricia de Lille vacated the mayor’s office.

Smit said a special council meeting would be held on Tuesday to elect him as mayor‚ following his selection for the job by the DA.

The former Western Cape community safety MEC was greeted at the bottom of the Civic Centre steps by striking MyCiTi bus workers and at the top by members of the DA caucus in the city council.

The caucus has seven vacancies after the resignation of six proportional representation councillors and one Bonteheuwel ward councillor in sympathy with De Lille.

This is a developing story.

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