Brett Herron in tears after experiencing what the poor go through on Metrorail

Mayco member for transport in the City of Cape Town, Brett Herron, took a train ride from Khayelitsha to the City centre on Thursday morning.

Metrorail has been inundated with many problems, often leaving commuters stranded with no means to get to work or home.

Herron says for the past months he has been receiving messages accompanied by pictures of a poor and deteriorating service.

He shared his experience of travelling on a train with CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, and says the journey took him 3 hours from Khayelitsha to the city centre.

Read: How Metrorail has itself to blame for WC security trainwreck (GroundUp uncovers)

I spoke to the commuters and their stories are absolutely horrifying. I am so angry and you won't believe the amount of tears I have shed in those three hours listening to people and experiencing it.

Brett Herron, CoCT Mayco member for transport

It's most shocking, a crime against the poor, and we absolutely have to do something as a society and the City of Cape Town.

Brett Herron, CoCT Mayco member for transport

The City of Cape Town must become the rail authority. I have no confidence that National Department of Transport or Prasa is going to get it right.

Brett Herron, CoCT Mayco member for transport

Herron says on his next trip he will be taking business owners and CEOs for them to see what their employees are experiencing on a daily basis.

To hear more of Brett Herron's experiences on the train, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Brett Herron in tears after experiencing what the poor go through on Metrorail


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
#UniteBehind report on state capture in PRASA shows irregularity of R2.5 billion

#UniteBehind report on state capture in PRASA shows irregularity of R2.5 billion

#UniteBehind Metrorail Monitoring Project has compiled an interim report for the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

[LISTEN] JMPD and Revelation Church congregant weigh in on Sunday altercation

[LISTEN] JMPD and Revelation Church congregant weigh in on Sunday altercation

Edna Mapolwena and congregant Democracy give two very different accounts of what took place in Claim Steet, Hillbrow this weekend.

Words you will hear today:  Thou shall not tow thy neighbour's car

Words you will hear today: Thou shall not tow thy neighbour's car

Khabazela (Jonathan Fairbairn) shares the 13th commandment in light of metro policemen being beaten by churchgoers.

Paramedics tried to save boy's life even after ambulance ambushed

Paramedics tried to save boy's life even after ambulance ambushed

Director of Emergency Medical Services in the WC commended the paramedics for continuing working after the trauma.

#TaxiStrike: Transport Minister a no-show as drivers hand over memorandum

#TaxiStrike: Transport Minister a no-show as drivers hand over memorandum

Drivers affiliated to the National Taxi Alliance staged a massive stay away Wednesday morning, causing traffic disruptions.

CT boy (8) dies after paramedics ambushed en route to hospital

CT boy (8) dies after paramedics ambushed en route to hospital

Paramedics were en route to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when the incident occurred.

UDF & NPA go head-to-head over Prasa case

UDF & NPA go head-to-head over Prasa case

UDF veteran Zackie Achmat has accused the NPA of colluding with state capturers while the NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku has given reasons for the delayed Prasa case.

How Metrorail has itself to blame for WC security trainwreck (GroundUp uncovers)

How Metrorail has itself to blame for WC security trainwreck (GroundUp uncovers)

A leaked internal letter details the gross mismanagement in Prasa which has led to a complete breakdown in WC train system.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ian Moir, CEO at Woolworths.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.