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#LandQuestion Indaba on 25/4 in Mthatha. Searching for solutions. Invitation to attend a Mthatha public meeting on: NA resolution on the EWC explained, and UDM position

The national leadership of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) noted the National Assembly’s resolution, taken on the 27th of February 2018, on the well-documented motion regarding the expropriation of land without compensation (EWC). This decision will affect communal, urban, government and privately-owned land and the UDM cordially invites all interested parties to attend an important public meeting to obtain more information on topic: Where?   Mthatha City Hall. When?    Wednesday, 25 April. Time?     10am. [...]

2018-04-19T13:08:51+00:00 April 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

The hype around uMama Winnie reveals hypocrisy of some leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement

  As we say our last bon voyage to Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, we must also appreciate her enormous sacrifice, whilst her own party had been reluctant to rescue her from a situation where she desperately needed help. When we talk about uMama Winnie we must have some understanding that she paid a steep personal price for believing in her convictions and walking the talk - whether you agree with what she had done, or not. [...]

2018-04-13T10:12:27+00:00 April 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

Athol Trollip is telling lies; here are the hard facts

Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) Athol Trollip, is holding rallies galore and tweets with the abandon of a small-town Donald Trump that he is the best man for the job. But the facts, evidence and his track-record, clearly show that Trollip is not worthy of trust. The evidence shows that he lives in an alternate universe as he continues to deceive the council for his self-serving political agenda. Trollip [...]

UDEMWO hopes for justice to be served, no-one is above law

United Democratic Women's Organisation The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is waiting in anticipation as things unfold , as Mr Jacob Zuma’s day in court has finally arrived. We have been waiting for this day for so long and it has finally come. It is a dream come true for many South Africans. It is true that no one is above the law. Mr Zuma, like many others who have done [...]

UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to a woman of note: uMama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard (UDM Youth Vanguard) grieves the passing away of the woman of who breast-fed the nation; hence we call her “The Mother of the Nation”. The UDM Youth Vanguard pays its respects to The Mother of the Nation who dedicated her entire life to the struggle. We join fellow South Africans in lauding a woman who distinguished herself as an unrelenting campaigner for the human rights of the oppressed masses [...]

2018-04-04T15:56:52+00:00 April 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Tributes|0 Comments

UDEMWO mourns the passing of the Mother of the Nation

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) joins the nation in mourning the passing of the phenomenal woman of our time. Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the few women (if any) who is admired by most women across the political sphere. Mama lived with the poorest of the poor; she shared so many pains with those forgotten citizens of this country. UDEMWO salutes her for all the [...]

Lala ngoxolo Mama Winnie

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President As South Africa moves farther and farther away from the dreadful and dark years of apartheid, we are more frequently confronted with the passing of those who played critical roles in the struggle. Today, we say goodbye to a woman who will be remembered as a feisty and vocal freedom fighter who did not hesitate to speak her mind; she certainly stirred lively debate wherever she went. [...]

UDM’s well wishes for Easter holidays

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General As many South Africans make their way to different destinations these Easter holidays, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) calls on drivers to be vigilant, cautious and obey road signs. They must ensure that travellers reach their destination safe. Motorists must curb roads rage. The drivers and passengers are urged to always exercise patience and be considerate of other road users. Pedestrians must also abide by the law [...]

2018-04-02T18:46:12+00:00 March 28th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

UDEMWO welcomes laying of rape charges against Danny Jordaan

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) applauds Jenifer Ferguson for her bravery and boldness for finally laying charges of rape against South African Football Association boss Danny Jordaan. We have been waiting for this day and for all women, this is hope. Ferguson’s step will pave a way for other women to speak up. It goes back to say, ityala aliboli. We continue to be in [...]

#HumanRightsDay Rally 2018, UDM Rally in Gauteng, DH Williams Grounds, Kathlehong, Ekurhuleni

Speaking notes for UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa 1. Welcome   On behalf of the entire United Democratic Movement (UDM) leadership, I extend a word of welcome to all of you gathered here today as we commemorate Human Rights Day in South Africa.   For each of you, being present is a personal sacrifice and is contribution to the life of the UDM. The UDM leadership therefore thanks you for investing your money, time and [...]

#ZumaCharges #ShaunAbrahams has at last brought Zuma’s chickens home to roost!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes today’s announcement that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate fraud and corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma. The chickens have come home to roost! After keeping the Nation in suspense for nine years, Mr Shaun Abrahams has finally manned up and has done what should have been years’ ago. If the African National Congress (ANC) had not pressurised the [...]

Yongama Zigebe, of the UDM Youth Vanguard, takes the education campaign to the North West

The youth and locals of Rustenburg (in the North West) will have an opportunity to be exposed to the many exciting careers paths available to those on their road entering the South African job market or those who consider making a change from their existing work paths. UDM Youth Vanguard Gauteng Provincial Secretary Yongama Zigebe, who is also the Founder of the Yongama Levertte Foundation, will be one of the facilitators at the Annual Mamoretse [...]

2018-03-16T13:23:35+00:00 March 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDMYV, Youth Issues|0 Comments

UDEMWO: Health department’s abject failure: as mortuary workers continue with strike, bordering on the inhumane

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is extremely concerned over the ongoing, illegal strike by mortuary workers; especially in Gauteng. UDEMWO feels uncomfortable using the phrase: “bodies are piling up”; but that is a hard fact - there is no delicate way to describe this atrocious situation. Families are already distressed over losing their loved ones and are now subjected to a prolonged wait before they [...]

 “The State of Peace in Africa – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa”

Bantu Holomisa at the “The State of Peace in Africa – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa" 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President's contribution to the debate “The State of Peace in Africa” – advancing the legal framework for a conflict-free Africa" at the 2nd Annual Commemoration of the Proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation [...]

2018-03-14T12:07:28+00:00 March 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|0 Comments

#AddressTheVotersRoll – #UDMYV says SA youth must register and take their right to vote seriously!

The UDM Youth Vanguard (UDMYV) encourages the youth of South Africa to register in their numbers on the 10th and 11th of March 2018 and to take the determined step to vote in the 2019 National and Provincial Elections. Those who have already registered, must make time to ensure that their names and correct physical addresses appear on the voters roll. Go to the IEC's website to check your information on the voters roll [...]

2018-03-06T12:58:18+00:00 March 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDMYV|Comments Off on #AddressTheVotersRoll – #UDMYV says SA youth must register and take their right to vote seriously!

UDM NEC’s plans and checks readiness for 2019

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) National Executive Committee (NEC), met at the weekend, to discuss several issues of national importance and gauged the Party’s readiness for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections in terms of its planning. Amongst its plans had been to host election workshops and meetings, in 2018/9, in the lead-up to the elections. The UDM in the Western Cape has already indicated that they are geared to host a mass meeting [...]

2018-03-06T12:01:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA|Comments Off on UDM NEC’s plans and checks readiness for 2019