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UDM reacts to Zuma – ANC’s ‪‎CountdowntoVictory

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP Mr Jacob Zuma should rather look at his organization which is currently contradicting the positive gains of our history under his leadership. Who has ever thought that a liberated South Africa would be led by a questionable character like himself who lavishly and exclusively spends taxpayers monies without having any regrets, thereby superseding the negative conduct of former Apartheid Presidents. Shockingly superseding! His organization is promoting lawlessness [...]

July 15th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Zuma – ANC’s ‪‎CountdowntoVictory

UDEMWO condemns reckless drivers on the roads

Statement by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) would like to convey a message of condolences to the families and friends of the Eastern Cape nurses who were killed on their way to the graduation ceremony in Alice while others were seriously injured. This is such a sad time for the health fraternity, not only in the Eastern Cape but to all health workers and South Africans. The [...]

July 13th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDEMWO condemns reckless drivers on the roads

CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF DUMISANI (MAZOLA) MAFU

Statement issued by Bantu Holomisa - UDM President Receiving news of the untimely departure of Dumisani Mazola Mafu is with immense distress and profound sadness. His passing away robs us of one of the greatest sons of our people, a former Commander of Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) in particular in the then Transkei Region, a leader and a friend to many. Mazola is the former MK soldier and commander, and he was a link between the [...]

July 11th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF DUMISANI (MAZOLA) MAFU

UDM condemns violent protests in Tshwane

Statement issued by Khumbuza Bavu- Tshwane Regional Convenor As the United Democratic Movement (UDM) we are much concerned by the direction this country is taking under the leadership of the ruling party, ANC. Currently, Tshwane is in flames, disgruntled ANC members are taking to the streets burning tyres and destroying the little that the community has. As UDM, we condemn amongst others, the looting of shops, burning of cars, private properties and harming of innocent [...]

June 21st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|2 Comments

Additional information on the requested investigation into allegations of abuse of office by CETA CEO

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE REQUESTED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT/MALADMINISTRATION AND ABUSE OF OFFICE BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY (CETA): FORENSIC INVESTIGATION REPORT My letter dated 9 February 2016, sent to your good office on the same day has reference. Subsequently, I wish to bring to your attention that a forensic investigation [...]

May 24th, 2016|Archives, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Additional information on the requested investigation into allegations of abuse of office by CETA CEO

UDM President Bantu Holomisa’s remarks to the Cape Town Press Club

Speech by President Bantu Holomisa, MP Greetings: Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you very much for sharing this platform with me today. The electioneering season has begun and all of us are on the streets, to once again connect with the electorate. Chairperson, the United Democratic Movement in its 5th National Congress held in December 2015, amongst others; declared corruption as a national threat to sustainable development of the country and its citizens as it [...]

May 19th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM President Bantu Holomisa’s remarks to the Cape Town Press Club

Speaker of the National Assembly condones abuse of public monies

Statement by Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly The closing remarks by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms. Baleka Mbete during the debate on the Parliamentary budget are shocking and preposterous. Her condonation of the abuse of public money by the Parliamentary officials, who blew R1m on a holiday spree in London, led by the Secretary of Parliament, is a clear demonstration of arrogance and abuse of power. Ms. Mbete has absolved the [...]

May 13th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on Speaker of the National Assembly condones abuse of public monies

UDESMO mourns for Wits students

Statement issued by Akhona Bavu, UDESMO Chairperson   The United Democratic Student Movement (UDESMO) would like to convey a message of condolences to the families and friends of the University students that were involved in a horrible car crash that has claimed their lives in Limpopo yesterday. This is such a sad time for the higher institution fraternity, not only for Wits University but to all South Africans. The whole country is in mourning during [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Archives, Higher education, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDESMO mourns for Wits students

DEBATE ON VOTE 24 – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP  in Parliament   Honourable Speaker and members   The United Democratic Movement (UDM), supports the budget vote with the following comments. Although the Department manages 64 000 hectors of category B and C of plantations, there is no budget for the revitalisation of these plantations through which process, jobs could have been created. In the meantime there is a huge national demand for sawlog timber. South Africa could soon [...]

April 29th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on DEBATE ON VOTE 24 – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

DEBATE ON VOTE 11 – Public Works

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members The United Democratic Movement (UDM), support the budget vote with the following important comments. The most common problems with this programme are: ·       Insufficient support by the department with no collaterals from any other source, including the beneficiaries themselves. This makes the beneficiaries to be almost totally dependent on the department; a rather too heavy a burden to bear. ·       Lack of Project [...]

April 29th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on DEBATE ON VOTE 11 – Public Works

UDM President Bantu Holomisa speech – GAUTENG MANIFESTO 2016

Speech by UDM President Bantu Holomisa Chairperson, NEC Members of the UDM Members and Supporters of the United Democratic Movement Gauteng Citizens   WELCOME Welcome one and all, and thank you for making the effort to come and listen to the vision which the United Democratic Movement (UDM) has for people of Gauteng.   In just over three months’ time, you will have an opportunity to have your say in which party should govern your [...]

April 24th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM President Bantu Holomisa speech – GAUTENG MANIFESTO 2016

UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The long awaited report on the allegations of mass corruption in the 1999 arms deal has not surprised anyone. It only adds to the shelves of South Africa, another white-washed report whose objective is nothing less than clearing comrades from Luthuli House. Our memories are still fresh from the damning findings of the Durban High Court, in which evidence carried in the notorious encrypted fax, recording an alleged [...]

April 21st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

Condolences to ANC and Ekurhuleni community

ANC Secretary General 54 Pixley Seme & Hellen Joseph Street Johhanesburg 2001   Dear Mr Mantashe   CONDOLONCES TO THE ANC AND EKURHULENI COMMUNITY The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to convey a message of condolence to the families and friends of those who lost lives in the bus tragedy that occurred between Winburg and Ventersburg, on their way back from ANC Manifesto Launch in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape over the weekend. We also [...]

April 19th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|Comments Off on Condolences to ANC and Ekurhuleni community

NOTICE OF A MEETING WITH PRESIDING OFFICERS

Ms Baleka Mbete Speaker to the National Assembly Republic of South Africa Private Bag X15 Cape Town 8000   Dear Honourable Speaker   NOTICE OF A MEETING WITH PRESIDING OFFICERS – 13 APRIL 2016. The above matter has reference. Your notice of a meeting between the Presiding Officers and Leaders of Political Parties in Parliament is confirmed. On the 18th of February 2016, I wrote to you requesting that your office direct the Joint Standing [...]

April 11th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|Comments Off on NOTICE OF A MEETING WITH PRESIDING OFFICERS

REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA.

Ms Baleka Mbete Speaker to the National Assembly Republic of South Africa Private Bag X15 Cape Town 8000   Dear Honourable Speaker   REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA. The above matter has reference. Following the scathing Constitutional Court judgment delivered on the 31st of March instant, and found amongst others: “ “Consistent with this constitutional injunction, an order will thus be made that the President’s failure to comply with the remedial action [...]

April 7th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|Comments Off on REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA.

OUR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE– What is to be done?

Statement by Mr. BH Holomisa, UDM President   Yesterday, the 5th of April 2016, the ANC members of the National Assembly have once again violated their oath of office and acted in contempt of the Constitutional Court. Led by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, John Jeffery, they argued that there was no order to impeach Mr. Zuma, knowing fully well that the court would not do that. Once again and in abuse [...]

April 6th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on OUR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE– What is to be done?