Motion without Notice by Honourable Freddie Adams on the appointment of former Mayor of Cape Town as MEC of Community Safety

31 May 2011

I hereby give notice that at the next sitting of the Council I shall move:

That the Council-

Notes with utter dismay the appointment of former Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, as the new Member of the Executive Council, MEC, for Community Safety in the Western Cape Province;

Further notes that Mr Dan Plato is notorious for instructing and leading the Metro Police to open fire on the residents of Hangberg in Hout Bay in September 2010, where at least two people lost an eye each after being shot at close range, and leading the charge to remove the Kaapse Klopse, informal traders and homeless people out of the City of Cape Town; and

Takes the opportunity to express its serious apprehension and discontent with the appointment of the hot–tempered Dan Plato to be the face of the police in the Western Cape Province.