Dan Plato has been elected as Cape Town’s new executive mayor during a special council sitting on Tuesday.
Plato was elected by a majority, receiving 146 votes in council out of 208.
The other nominees were Xolani Sotashi from the ANC, and the ACDP’s Grant Haskins, who received 53 and 3 votes respectively. Six ballots were spoilt.
After some delays confirming the number of voting councillors present, 208 ballots were cast via secret ballot at Tuesday’s special council meeting. There were eight apologies.
Those in the public gallery included Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela, who is also DA Western Cape leader.