Brett Herron resigns and accuses DA councillors of dirty tricks

Cape Town's MayCo member for Transport Brett Herron has resigned as a councillor and member of the DA.

His resignation comes a day after former mayor Patrica De Lille also left the party.

This brings to nine the total number of DA councillors who have resigned from the party this past week, according to EWN.

Read more: Herron: Allegations facing CPT transport authority misreported as corruption

Herron says he could no longer promise projects to communities while behind the scenes, insiders have been killing the projects off.

He claims the DA’s manifesto is a sham.

Herron says he cannot with any credibility continue to meet with communities and promise government is doing all it can to assist people with housing.

He says he never entered politics to get a position, but rather to do his bit to fight for a better South Africa.

Herron has accused City bowl ward councillor Dave Bryant of deliberately blocking a social housing project in the Salt River area. He says this was the last straw.

Also read: City promises decision on Salt River social housing project after council delay

I resigned from the DA today because I don't believe that they believe in their own policies or manifesto.

Brett Herron, former MayCo member for Transport

I could no longer go out to communities promising them things that people behind the scenes were working actively to block.

Brett Herron, former MayCo member for Transport

The final straw for me was the affordable housing project in Salt River that was blocked last week.

Brett Herron, former MayCo member for Transport

I didn't get into politics for a position. The reasons given by councillor Dave Bryant are bulls**t.

Brett Herron, former MayCo member for Transport

I've been hearing in the corridors on the sixth floor of the Civic Centre building, which is the political leadership floor, for the last few weeks that Dave Bryant has been lobbying for this project to be stopped.

Brett Herron, former MayCo member for Transport

Read Herron's full statement below:

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