Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa was removed from office during the chaotic special council sitting at Tshwane House Council Chamber.
Mokgalapa was voted out with 111 votes cast by the EFF and ANC councilors, while the DA councillors abstained from the proceeding.
His removal came in the wake of the widely-reported sex scandal implicating him and the former MMC for Roads and Transport Sheila Senkubuge.
A recording, which has been dubbed the 'sex tape', surfaced recently with content that suggested that Mokgalapa had sexual intercourse with Senkubuge inside a municipal office.
Meanwhile DA Gauteng leader, John Moody, said what happened in council was a clear coup and unlawful.
“What has happened here, including the deputy director-general of Cogta go up and take the seat for an acting speaker, was illegal.”
This comes one day after the ANC took back the economic hub, Johannesburg, when its candidate Geoff Makhubo won the mayoral election.