DA W. Cape en­dorses Dan Plato as Cape Town mayor-elect

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CAPE TOWN - The Demo­cratic All i a nce West­ern Cape pro­vin­cial coun­cil has en­dorsed Dan Plato as mayor of the City of Cape Town, DA pro­vin­cial leader Bonginkosi Madik­izela said yes­ter­day.

"Meet­ing in Worces­ter, the pro­vin­cial coun­cil dis­cussed and re­flected on the DA’s 2019 elec­tion cam­paign. The pro­vin­cial coun­cil was par­tic­u­larly united and sat­is­fied with Dan Plato as mayor-elect," he said in a state­ment.

In ad­di­tion, the pro­vin­cial coun­cil passed a unan­i­mous mo­tion of con­fi­dence in the can­di­dacy of Plato to be elected as mayor of Cape Town. The coun­cil noted that the out­comes of the City of Cape Town may­oral can­di­date se­lec­tion process through which Plato emerged as the suc­cess­ful can­di­date to be elected as the mayor of Cape Town, and that Plato was de­clared as a coun­cil­lor of the city on Thurs­day. The speaker of the coun­cil would sched­ule a spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing to elect a new mayor.

The coun­cil re­solved to ac­cept a mo­tion of con­fi­dence in Plato as mayor and en­dorsed his vi­sion to make the city ‘the great­est city in South Africa, to put the peo­ple of Cape Town first, and to speed up ser­vice de­liv­ery’.

"We stand united with Dan Plato and the City of Cape Town cau­cus to en­sure good, clean, and cor­rup­tion free gover­nance and good ser­vice de­liv­ery to the peo­ple of Cape Town.

Unity

"The coun­cil looks for­ward to Dan Plato re­turn­ing sta­bil­ity and unity to the DA cau­cus in the City of Cape Town and that the DA con­tin­ues to keep mak­ing progress and build­ing on the foun­da­tions laid by the DA through its man­i­festo," Madik­izela said.

"As we head into the 2019 elec­tion cam­paign, the DA will present to the cit­i­zens of the West­ern Cape our core of­fers that will en­sure the im­prove­ment of the lives of the prov­ince’s peo­ple and we con­tinue to build one South Africa for all," he said.

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