Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Dan Plato

In a bid to increase the pink population in Cape Town, the city has announced that it will offer free weddings and housing to gay and lesbian couples.

The surprise announcement was made by Executive Mayor Dan Plato at a press conference on Friday.

“While Cape Town is often called the gay capital of South Africa, the reality is that more gays and lesbians live in Johannesburg and we want Cape Town to get pinker,” he said.

“They should come out to Cape Town so that we don’t have an over-concentration and over-supply where they are,” explained Plato.

In addition to paying for weddings to the value of R 80,000, he revealed that the city would be offering additional benefits to gay couples wanting to move to the Western Cape.

These would include free housing for six months in areas such as Camps Bay, Clifton and Green Point. The city intended to hire holiday homes and provide these to gay and lesbian couples.

Couples could also apply for free hair styling services for two months, vouchers to eat at popular sushi restaurants and even discounts at top-end clothing stores. He also announced that Table Mountain would be lit up by pink lights at least twice a week.

Plato denied that the programme was an obvious scheme to bolster support for the DA in Cape Town ahead of the up-coming municipal elections.

“Yes, we know that gay people tend to vote for the DA, but that has nothing to do with this. This is an attempt to sort out uneven demographics in the country,” he insisted.

Plato said that details on how to apply for the benefits would be announced next week.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As most of you gathered, the above was an April Fool’s Day joke. We hope you enjoyed it.

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