Tate faces cancer op
DONNA Gates is running the Gold Coast “indefinitely’’, while Mayor Tom Tate undergoes treatment for bowel cancer.
Cr Tate yesterday handed the Deputy Mayor greater responsibility”, telling councillors he “did not know how long I am going to be away”.
Cr Tate revealed on Monday that he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
He will undergo surgery today to remove potentially cancerous tissue.
Last month, Cr Tate had surgery to remove cancerous polyps from his colon.