WATCH: Dan Plato elected Cape Town mayor

The DA's Dan Plato has been elected Cape Town mayor. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance's Dan Plato has been elected as Cape Town mayor.

His election comes after chaos in the Cape Town council, which saw former mayor Patricia de Lille resign.

A number of councillors followed suit. 

READ: DA WCape endorses Dan Plato as Cape Town mayor-elect

Plato previously held the mayoral chain between 2009 and 2011.

Earlier, the ANC in the City of Cape Town said anything is possible ahead of a council vote for a new mayor, given all the divisions in the Democratic Alliance caucus.

ANC's leader in council Xolani Sotashe says the DA shouldn't be confident.

“We are taking a principled decision as the ANC that Dan Plato never contested any election and he never won any decision,” said Sotashe.

Sotashe has labeled Plato as a puppet and a mayoral candidate of DA federal chairperson James Selfe and DA federal council deputy chairperson Natasha Mazzone.

The Democratic Alliance's Dan Plato is expected to be sworn in as Cape Town’s new Mayor. Courtesy #DStv403.

The Democratic Alliance's Dan Plato is expected to be sworn in as Cape Town’s new Mayor. Courtesy #DStv403.

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