Cape Town – The DA has thrown its weight behind Human Settlements MEC Tertius Simmers amid electricity theft allegations.
DA spokesperson Odetta Cason said the party believed in the rule of law and Simmers had never been found guilty of electricity theft by any court, the George Municipality or the DA’s internal disciplinary processes.
This followed a statement by former DA councillor, now GOOD party secretary Brett Herron, that the DA leadership in the Western Cape ignored evidence that Simmers was guilty of electricity theft while serving as a DA councillor in George.
Herron said instead of being held accountable, Simmers was first promoted to the provincial parliament as an MPL and later became part of Premier Alan Winde’s much-heralded “government of higher integrity”.
Simmers refuted the allegations, saying that the matter was fully investigated in 2016 and found to be spurious.