GOOD party secretary-general Brett Herron alleged the province had paid more than double the market rate for the piece of land, as it fell within the “Black footprint” of Dunoon – out of sight of middle-class and predominantly white Table View.
Herron has written to the provincial legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts to investigate the purchase. Simmers on Sunday said Herron’s comments were misleading.
“On the contrary, this is much lower than the valuation of the property. Besides Mr Herron’s misleading comments, he and his party’s rhetoric that this government ‘chose to maintain the Group Areas status quo’, is racially divisive, disingenuous and completely irresponsible.
"Reckless comments such as these seek to stir up emotions and have the potential to lead to avoidable violent protests,” said Simmers.