Watch: Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato loses temper, tells resident to ‘shut up’

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Welcome to ‘how not to interact with the public 101‘, where today’s teacher will be Dan Plato. The Cape Town Mayor is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons on Tuesday, following a disastrous community visit earlier this week.

DAN PLATO IN ‘HEATED CONFRONTATION’ WITH LOCALS

The public official was on an oversight visit to Ocean View, a poor suburb in the Cape Peninsula. However, his presence elicited a major response for the public, who had several questions for him with regards to crime prevention and housing.

However, Dan Plato was in no mood to play ball. During a chaotic confrontation, the visibly-angered Mayor loses his cool, telling one intrepid resident to ‘shut up’. There’s a lot of finger-pointing and shouting before the local embroiled in the clash is separated from the 60-year-old. About 20 seconds into the video below, the full-scale of the argument becomes evident.

WATCH: CAPE TOWN MAYOR TELLS RESIDENT TO ‘SHUT UP’

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