South African citizens have taken to social media to express feelings towards a video that began circulating of Mayor Dan Plato. In the video, the Mayor allegedly lost control when being questioned by Ocean View residents.
The Mayor is said to have answered a question with “shut up”. He is also believed to have pushed a camera away.
Cape Town ‘mayor’ responds to a question about housing by an Ocean View resident by telling him to ‘Shut up!’.
The joke about ‘this city works for you’ continues. https://t.co/za5nN4VX1G
— Dougie Oakes (@dougieoakes) March 22, 2021
The public have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Our anti-poor Mayor Dan Plato with some disgraceful behaviour not befitting a mayor. I wonder if he'd tell a resident of an affluent suburb who asked a legitimate question to "shut up"? https://t.co/hJPFd2uZHA
— Gasant Abarder (@GasantAbarder) March 22, 2021
A whole mayor saying "shut up" to a concerned resident. How the hell do you treat people that way? How? I am so tired of my people being treated like trash.
— Abra Barbier (@BarbierAbra) March 22, 2021