Plato in hot water over immigrant comments

Feb 18th, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 224 Views

CAPE TOWN: Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato is at the centre of a political storm after his comments about people coming into the Western Cape and sponging off taxpayers.
Plato was recorded making the comments on the sideline of a public meeting in Mitchells Plain.

On Tuesday, Plato was invited to a meeting with Westridge residents, hosted by Mayco Member for Area South, Eddie Andrews. In the 84-second long clip, Plato is seen chatting to a man while standing at a podium.

Plato says: “If you must see how we must trim the budget. We pay, currently as we speak, 99 percent for those coming into the Western Cape. The two of us pay for them.