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PIC commission to start it’s work in “due course”

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted that President Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of a commission of inquiry to probe the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the dark cloud of corruption allegations hanging over the institution. Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM Presiden It is however frustrating that the names of the chair of the commission and the supporting team, as well as the detailed terms of reference will be announced “in due [...]

Message by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the 16th of August 2018 at the Commemoration of the Marikana Massacre

Marikana Commemoration 2018 • Programme Director • The families of the victims of the Marikana Massacre • Ladies and Gentlemen 1. Opening Thank you for allowing me to share in this occasion, the commemoration of the Marikana Massacre. We must always remember what happened on this awful day six years ago, so that it may never be repeated. 2. No consequences for criminals We live in a country where there are no [...]

Condolences with the passing of Veronica Sobukwe

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President As we celebrate women’s month, we are saddened that another of the nation’s mothers Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe has left us. As many had happened with many of the wives of imprisoned struggle icons, Mrs Sobukwe held the fort at home. She was a true example of a strong, capable woman who was never daunted by what the Apartheid government threw at her and her family. Our condolences [...]

2018-08-17T10:22:47+00:00August 15th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Tributes|0 Comments

UDEMWO: Another female student bears the brunt of abuse: Fort Hare

Ms Thandi Nontenja The assault of a female student from the University of Fort Hare, in a video that is making the rounds on social media, is quite chilling. The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) condemns the actions of the young man in the strongest possible terms. Witnessing such an assault in the period where the country is celebrating women is even more heart-wrenching. This is a clear sign that South [...]

Holomisa discusses The “Rainbow Nation” and the Political Culture of South Africa in new SA

• Programme Director • The faculty dean, Prof Van Wyk • Our hostess, Ms Busi Khaba • Staff members • Monash students • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Opening I want to thank our hostess, Ms Khaba, for reaching out to me and inviting me to have a chat with you today. I see many fresh faces in front of me and it is heartening to see young South Africans still interested in politics as [...]

UDEMWO: Rape victim, Khensani Maseko dies; another young life snuffed out

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shattered by yet another young life cut short due to abuse. The death of Khensani Maseko is another reminder that the abuse of women and children in this country is very much alive. It is clear that Maseko, like many other abused and raped women, was dying on the inside while pretending to be fine after her rape ordeal. The society [...]

Bantu Holomisa’s address at the EFF’s 5th birthday

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President On the occasion of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ 5th anniversary at Mdantsane Stadium • Programme Director; • The Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters Mr Julius Malema; • The Deputy Commander in Chief Mr Floyd Shivambu; • The EFF Chairperson, Advocate Dali Mpofu • The entire National Command Leadership of the EFF; • The UDM chairperson in the Eastern Cape and member of the [...]

2018-08-17T10:11:41+00:00July 28th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|0 Comments

UDEMWO: Another child murdered: Where is the women’s minister?

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shaken by yet another murder, that of 4-year-old Uyathandwa Stuurman, in the Khayelitsha area. A few months ago, it was reported that statistics show that more than 2 600 children were murdered in the country over the last three years, while 41% of rapes committed were against minors. These statistics shock to the core. Women are living in fear for their [...]

The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit

Dear Mr President The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit I refer to the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) letters addressed to your office, as well as the one that we wrote to finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, all regarding the alleged corruption and conflict of interest of various companies/individuals and their relationships with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). We noted that minister Nene has instructed the [...]

NPA drops the case and Mduduzi Manana resigns as MP; something must be brewing?

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is left pondering over the sudden resignation, as a member of parliament, of former deputy minister for higher education Mduduzi Manana. This after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided to not prosecute him for the alleged abuse of his domestic worker Christine Wiro. We are extremely disappointed by the NPA’s decision. For it to decide that the case is not winnable is not [...]

UDM notes minister’s decision re PIC independent inquiry

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President The United Democratic Movement notes finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s instruction to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) board to commission a forensic investigation into allegations of corruption and to institute an independent inquiry into the PIC’s affairs. The mere fact that the minister has so decided shows that there must be prima facie evidence of wrong doing. We however [...]

2018-07-26T09:02:55+00:00July 25th, 2018|#PICScandal, 2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home|0 Comments

Government is failing or unwilling to solve taxi violence

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued violence in the taxi industry. The killing of eleven taxi operators at the weekend is senseless and not long ago, many lives were lost in Mthatha in taxi violence. It cannot be business as usual while our people are suffering. The country is in crisis, as far [...]

Sassa beneficiaries are again the victim of inept management

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed by the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) debacle that continues to disadvantage beneficiaries, especially elderly pensioners. The so-called glitch in the social grant service is simply not a good enough reason, if there are any, to blame for the continued inept management of the system. Since the past weekend, pensioners all over were left in the dark after not [...]

2018-07-06T10:16:02+00:00July 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Social development and welfare, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on Sassa beneficiaries are again the victim of inept management

PIC Scandal

2018 Letter to Finance Minister re Unmasking Harith/Lebashe/PIC conflict of interest and alleged corruption: questions that need urgent answers 02 July 2018 Letters to President Ramphosa: 19 July 2018 26 June 2018 08 June 2018 31 May 2018 Court documents: Explanatory affidavit by Mr Mondli Gungubele, Deputy Minister of Finance (10 July 2018) - (965 KB) Notice of application for leave to appeal in Lebashe/Harith gag order (16 July 2018) Court Order (16 July 2018) [...]

2018-07-24T20:15:00+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PIC Scandal

UDEMWO condemns attack of teacher in school premises

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed and shocked by the attack of a teacher by two students in a video that is making rounds on the social networks this week. The behaviour of the students is not acceptable. This incident occurred in school grounds in broad day light. It is reported that the assault started after the teacher confiscated a cell phone of one of the students when she was playing music [...]

2018-06-14T10:03:03+00:00June 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on UDEMWO condemns attack of teacher in school premises

Round 2 of Mr Ndara’s ordeal with @WesBank. #WesBank vacillates on the immoral alliance between banks and car dealers. Where to now Mr De Kock?

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF WESBANK, CHRIS DE KOCK Dear Mr De Kock EXPRESSION OF CONCERN: CONDUCT OF THE BANK IN THE MATTER OF MR NDARA The email from Mr Mahoney to Mr Ndara dated 29 May 2018 bears reference. Mr Ndara has since brought the contents of this email to my attention, which came as a complete surprise. I had simply requested Mr Ndara to establish the exact date [...]

2018-06-05T14:05:16+00:00June 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home|1 Comment