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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?

Debate on the Removal of President in terms of section 89(1)(a) of the Constitution

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly   Fellow South Africans   The fact is, the Constitutional Court has found Mr Zuma and the National Assembly to have failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution. Today South Africa finds itself with two organs of state that have lost the moral authority to be representatives of the people of South Africa. Mr Zuma’s unlawful actions, have sunk the Executive, the National Assembly, [...]

April 5th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on the Removal of President in terms of section 89(1)(a) of the Constitution

Letter by Bantu Holomisa to Thuli Mandonsela

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR AN ADDENDUM TO THE COSTS OF NKANDLA. New details have emerged of how state funds were used to buy fittings, fixtures and building materials for private residence of the President. I am aware that your office was not granted access to this information, however, it is now in the public domain. The former Deputy Director General of the [...]

April 4th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by Bantu Holomisa to Thuli Mandonsela

UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP The damning Constitutional Court judgment against President Zuma and the ANC dominated National Assembly are a vindication of a position that the United Democratic Movement (UDM) has always held: that the African National Congress (ANC) has given the country a dubious person in the name of a president. Today the Constitutional Court has confirmed that this man is a danger to the constitution and our constitutional democracy. [...]

March 31st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

UDM appeals for behaviour on the roads

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General As we are all going to the Easter holiday, we know that there are drivers who will put the lives of the innocent commuters at risk. Most accidents are caused by those driving under the influence of alcohol, driving tired, driving at high speed, vehicles that are not roadworthy and/or overloading. As the United Democratic Movement (UDM) we are calling on drivers to obey the rules on [...]

March 23rd, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM appeals for behaviour on the roads

UDM reacts on President Zuma’s answers to question on Gupta’s Role in the appointment of Ministers

Media Statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP This afternoon the President had an opportunity to take the country into his confidence and either confirm or deny the revelations made by the Deputy Minister of Finance, yesterday. Alas, he chose utter arrogance and maximum denialism in defense of his travelers, the Guptas family and his own. His attitude in dealing with this issues of national importance, confirms that once again, he has neglected the country [...]

March 17th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts on President Zuma’s answers to question on Gupta’s Role in the appointment of Ministers

UDM reacts on Gupta’s offering Deputy Minister Jonas a position of Finance Minister

Media statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa MP United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the shocking confirmations made the Deputy Minister of Finance Mr. Mcebisi Jonas this afternoon. His bold decision demonstrate his commitment to his oath of office and confirms that at least within the ruling party there are some who puts South Africa and its citizens first. This behaviour by the Gupta family can only be best described as treason. Unfortunately, they have not [...]

March 17th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts on Gupta’s offering Deputy Minister Jonas a position of Finance Minister

UDEMWO calls for swift intervention by government on WC women killings

Media Statement by Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is saddened and concerned by the growing numbers of women and children who have fallen victims of rape and murder in the Western Cape since the beginning of the year. What is more distressing is to know that these women and children are victims of crime in the hands of those close to them or someone they know. The time [...]

March 16th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO calls for swift intervention by government on WC women killings

UDEMWO calls for action to arrest Mafevuka’s killers

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we welcome the arrest of the suspects in the murder case of the 16 year old teenage girl, Franziska Blochliger in Tokai early this week. We commend the police and everyone who made the arrest possible and we hope that the case will not drag long before the alleged perpetrators are brought to book for their horrendous action. In [...]

March 11th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO calls for action to arrest Mafevuka’s killers

Racial Tension and conflict at South African Universities

Address by Mr UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, The racial strife the #AfrikaansMustFall campaign has caused and other critical issues raised by the #FeesMustFall Movement should rouse us from our deep Rainbow Nation slumber! It is clear that the majority citizens clench pent up frustrations about an economic system that marginalises them and their languages more than two decades since we attained freedom. Kenyan Author, [...]

March 9th, 2016|Archives, Higher education, Home, Issues, Speeches|Comments Off on Racial Tension and conflict at South African Universities

ISILIMELA ROAD IN PORT ST JOHNS AND THE MTHATHA HIGH COURT

Statement by Mr Mncedisi Filtane (MP) in the National Assembly Responding to the much published potential loss of the public monies, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) member of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Mr. Mncedisi Filtane, fielded this question to the Department: “What is that the department if doing about a much publicised potential loss surrounding the stalled road construction of the Isilimela Road in Port St Johns and whose contract value [...]

March 8th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on ISILIMELA ROAD IN PORT ST JOHNS AND THE MTHATHA HIGH COURT

OPEN LETTER BY UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA

Honourable Minister F Muthambi Department of Communication Room 155 120 Plein Street Cape Town 8000 The Chairperson SABC Board The Provincial Manager SABC Umhlobo Wenene Copied to: Secretary South African Council of Churches Party Political Leaders Dear all ANC HIJACKING OF THE SABC - UMHLOBO WENENE IMVUSELELO PROGRAMME The above matter has reference. I am an ardent follower of the Imvuselelo Programme broadcasted by SABC by Umhlobo Wenene Radio Station. Every Sunday evening, I invest [...]

March 8th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on OPEN LETTER BY UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA

The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members Although agricultural sector’s relative contribution to the gross domestic product of the country is small and still declining, it nevertheless plays an important role in the creation of wealth and safety nets in South Africa, specifically in the rural areas. Drought has severely affected the country’s agricultural productivity capacity and thus affecting negatively our Gross Domestic Product. It affects both crop and livestock [...]

February 29th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy

CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PC ON PUBLIC WORKS ON EXPROPRIATION BILL

Address by Mr ML Filtane MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members   Chapter 2, section 9 and subsection 3 of the Constitution provides, “The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race…”. Most relevant to the debate this afternoon is section 25 of the constitution. Subsection 7 provides, “A person or community dispossessed of property after 19 June 1913 as a result of past racially discriminatory [...]

February 24th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PC ON PUBLIC WORKS ON EXPROPRIATION BILL

UDM CONDEMNS SERVICE DISRUPTIONS BY ANC IN NGQUZA

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the disruption of public services due to internal strife amongst the African National Congress members in the Ngquza Hill municipality. Most affected areas include ward 21 eMcobothini, ward 20 Hombe, and ward 16 Nkunzimbini. It is reported that this problem started three weeks ago when community members affiliated to the ruling party were not pleased with the Ward Councillors that [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDM CONDEMNS SERVICE DISRUPTIONS BY ANC IN NGQUZA

UDM on the reply by the President to the SONA Debate

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The United Democratic Movement welcomes the comment made by the President in response to our call for an All-Inclusive National Economic Transformation Indaba. Notwithstanding his fears, we remain convinced that South Africans from all political and socio-economic persuasions are prepared to do everything possible for the growth and development of our economy. As South Africans did with the political transition, decided to embrace each other irrespective of different [...]

February 18th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM on the reply by the President to the SONA Debate