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Address: by the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally in OR Tambo Sports Centre, Khayelitsha

• Leaders of the UDM in the Western Cape • UDM Public representatives • My fellow South Africans WELCOME Welcome to this rally of the United Democratic Movement (UDM). Thank you for spending your time with us; thank you for coming to listen to what the UDM believes is needed so that we can transform South Africa into a Winning Nation. We hope that you leave this rally, equipped with the necessary knowledge to make [...]

April 12th, 2014|2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Address: by the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a UDM Elections Rally in OR Tambo Sports Centre, Khayelitsha

Human rights: women and children in mining communities in need of urgent help

His Excellency, Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic South Africa The Minister of Social Development Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission Chairperson of the National Council of Churches This  matter has reference. I recently visited many of the surrounding mining townships and villages in the North West and Limpopo – amongst others, Marikana, Impala No 9, Ntabeni and Smasha Block. The women and children of these communities are worse affected and are [...]

April 10th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues|Comments Off on Human rights: women and children in mining communities in need of urgent help

Holomisa pays tribute to a friend and comrade on the 21st anniversary of Chris Hani’s assassination

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) pays tribute to a friend and comrade, the late Chris Hani, on the 21st anniversary of his assassination. The unwarranted murder of Chris Hani robbed South Africa one of its most charismatic and principled sons thus drastically changing the course this country would have taken. Hani's unshakable belief in the eradication of poverty, prosperous and corruption free South Africa, amongst many other noble ideas, would have undoubtedly steered this country firmly [...]

April 9th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Holomisa pays tribute to a friend and comrade on the 21st anniversary of Chris Hani’s assassination

ANC imbedded within IEC

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, has brought the Electoral Commission into disrepute in terms of Chapter 2, Paragraph 9 (c) of the Electoral Commission’s act (51 of 1996) which states that: “ (9) No members of the commission: (c) may, by his or her membership, association, statement, conduct or in any other manner place in jeopardy his or her perceived independence, or in any other manner harm the credibility, impartiality, independence [...]

April 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC imbedded within IEC

Nkandla: President Zuma sidesteps the issue

The United Democratic Movement is disappointed, but not surprised, that President Zuma has once again side-stepped the issue of Nkandla in a desperate attempt to kick for touch. His response, as articulated by his spokesperson Mr Mac Maharaj, is inadequate and almost contemptuous of the Public Protector’s office. It is an indication of how little respect they have for the Public Protector as an institution that derives its power and legitimacy from our constitution. The [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Nkandlagate|Comments Off on Nkandla: President Zuma sidesteps the issue

Address: by the President to of the United Democratic Movement, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a meeting with Traditional and business leaders as well as Leaders of Religious Groupings, Khanyisa High School, Mthatha

• Traditional leaders • Leaders of religious organisations • Provincial Office Bearers of the UDM in the Eastern Cape • UDM Public Representatives • My fellow South Africans and Transkeians INTRODUCTION We stand at the precipice of what can be a great change in the future of our country – in your futures. We can all agree that many things have gone right in the past 20 years, but the tragedy of the South African [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Archives, Campaigns, Speeches|Comments Off on Address: by the President to of the United Democratic Movement, Mr Bantu Holomisa at a meeting with Traditional and business leaders as well as Leaders of Religious Groupings, Khanyisa High School, Mthatha

UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is outraged at the blatant attempt by the Buffalo City Municipality to sweep under the carpet the R10 million housing scandal implicating a senior African National Congress (ANC) official. Also, it was widely reported that Koko Godlo, whose company was awarded the tender, was appointed by the ANC to head its elections campaign for 2014. The link to the ruling party is clear. It is no wonder that he was [...]

April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

Resolutions of meeting of the Multi-Party Forum at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

The following political parties, ACDP, AgangSA, Azapo, Cope, DA, EFF, FF+, IFP, UCDP and UDM met today to discuss various issues regarding their concerns around the practical processes of Elections 2014, the findings around the lease agreement of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) head office, manipulation of the public broad caster, as well as the Nkandla Scandal. PRACTICAL MATTERS REGARDING ELECTIONS 2014 Some of the practical matters that were discussed are: 1. Numbering and security [...]

April 1st, 2014|2014 Archive, 2014 Election Campaign, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Resolutions of meeting of the Multi-Party Forum at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria

President Zuma response to the Public Protector’s report further confirms his ethical clumsiness

President Jacob Zuma's latest outburst, in response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings on Nkandla, is yet another demonstration that he is not a moral agent and unfit to lead South Africa. Firstly, Mr Zuma - as the chief executive of the country - ought to have known everything that related to government spending at his private residence. Particularly given the amount of public money involved. His continued posture, playing ignorant, does not only expose [...]

March 31st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on President Zuma response to the Public Protector’s report further confirms his ethical clumsiness

Speech: Welcoming former Democratic Alliance and African National Congress members into the UDM Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (Gugulethu High School, Cape Town)

• Leadership of the UDM in the Western Cape • UDM Public Representatives • The people who live in the Cape Flats and Gugulethu in particular • New members of the UDM • My fellow South Africans Welcome! I am heartened by the many faces I see before me, because we are united in the knowledge that we have a common cause i.e. we want to go back to the original agenda, which is to [...]

March 30th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Speech: Welcoming former Democratic Alliance and African National Congress members into the UDM Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP (Gugulethu High School, Cape Town)

UDEMWO welcomes Kutumela sentence, but is it enough?

The United Democratic Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is pleased to hear that Thato Kutumela has been sentenced to ten years for rape and 20 years for the murder of his 18-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend. We are however disappointed that Kutumela's sentences will run concurrently and hope that he will never be paroled. Our courts should mete out harsh sentences on the perpetrators of abuse and violence against women and children. UDEMWO believes that a zero-tolerance system should be employed [...]

March 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDEMWO welcomes Kutumela sentence, but is it enough?

Holomisa on Amcu strike: Call for both parties to give face-to-face negotiations another try

With Implats’ announcement that it would consider abandoning its new R11bn Leeuwkop platinum mine, unless it could redesign it as a mechanised mine, is bad news for South Africans who are desperate for work, especially from nearby communities. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is of the view that “go-betweens” are not the way to go. As former members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) - still smarting from the loss of NUM’s status as [...]

March 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Holomisa on Amcu strike: Call for both parties to give face-to-face negotiations another try

Statement: the ANC wants to erode public confidence in the Public Protector

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is outraged at the sustained attack on the Public Protector by the various offshoots of the African National Congress (ANC). The latest outburst by the ruling party’s chief whip of parliament, Mr Stone Sizani, only exposes his ignorance of the very same laws he is entrusted to make and is consistent with the attitude of the ANC towards institutions that investigate corruption without fear, favour or prejudice. This unwarranted aggressive [...]

March 27th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Statement: the ANC wants to erode public confidence in the Public Protector

Mr Holomisa speech: Commemoration of Human Rights Day at Gxwalibomvu

Address of the UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the Commemoration of Human Rights Day at Gxwalibomvu Leadership of the United Democratic Movement in the Eastern Cape The people from Gxwalibomvu My fellow South Africans THANK YOU AND WELCOME On behalf of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), I wish to thank the people of Gxwalibomvu for the gracious invitation to commemorate Human Rights Day with you. Today we are welcomed in a part in [...]

March 21st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Mr Holomisa speech: Commemoration of Human Rights Day at Gxwalibomvu

UDM Contribution at Human Rights Day Celebration at Sharpeville

Speech from Mrs Thandi Nontenja (UDM National Treasurer) to be delivered at the Department of Arts and Culture Human Rights Day Programme Director The Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Premier of Gauteng – Nomvula Mokonyane Leaders of other Political Parties Fellow South Africans: It is an honour and a privilege to be part of the commemoration of what we used to call Sharpeville Day back then. It is befitting for this day [...]

March 21st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM Contribution at Human Rights Day Celebration at Sharpeville

Nkandla: President Zuma no longer has the moral authority to lead – it’s time to go

The scathing report of the Public Protector on the so-called Nkandla “upgrades” probably marks one of the darkest moments in the history our country since the advent of democracy in 1994. The findings that President Zuma has once again violated the Executive Members Ethics Code through his failure to act in protection of state resources, that he tacitly accepted the implementation of all measures at his residence and has unduly benefited from the enormous capital [...]

March 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|1 Comment