Attack of the public protector and her office

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Attack of the public protector and her office

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) congratulates the public protector for her sterling work in defence of the constitution – its institutions and the rule of law – against those who are devoted to promote corruption and who blatantly refuse to account to the people.

The ruling party’s recent attacks on the office of the public protector and her person are nothing but a desperate attempt to dodge accountability.

President Zuma must man-up, stop avoiding questions and uphold his oath of office.

It is clear, from the ruling party and its travellers’ statements that they wish to use the parliamentary ad hoc committee on Nkandla as another escape route to sidestep the requirement that the president is accountable to ordinary citizens.

In the same vein and it appears that a dictatorship is developing in our country where the entire people of South Africa will have to defend their hard won democracy and reject abuse in the name of the majority.

The UDM advises Advocate Madonsela to consider court action to defend her office against the unwarranted and arrogant attempts to defend the president.

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  1. mphathi August 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    General, speaking about dectatorship and democracy but you Sir, you been the president of UDM since the formation of your party till today, so please tell me if you are not a dectator general, and you are not the only one here in South Africa fortunately ANC is the party that practice democracy and i emagine if UDM, EFF OR DA take over, how our country will be like, for sure it will be worse than ethopai.

    • Udm-Admin August 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

      1) Yes Mr Holomisa has been President of the UDM since its inception, however the UDM’s intra-party democratic processes (as described in the UDM Constitution) are adhered to every 5 years when it has its national congress. Jut to explain, UDM branches each delegate 2 or more (depending on their size) members to national congress. Therefore, Mr Holomisa has been democratically elected by the party’s members at grassroots level and his leadership is not foisted on the party’s membership.

      2) As for you assertion that Mr Holomisa “is not the only one” who you describe as a dictator, we cannot speak on behalf of other parties.

      3) Regarding the ANC’s democratic processes, we agree, but you cannot argue that other parties do no practice democracy.

      4) You are entitled to your opinion regarding what you imagine would happen if any other party for that matter “take over”. We would however ask how you arrive at this conclusion? Just like the other parties (including the ANC), the UDM has policy positions and it will not govern by the seat of its pants. Please read those before you criticize about what a future for South Africa would be if the UDM is given the opportunity to govern this country

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