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Harassment of PIC whistle blowers

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President In reference to an article published on Fin24 (https://www.fin24.com/Economy/pic-moves-to-discipline-another-executive-20180914?isapp=true) the United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns what can only be called permitted harassment of whistle blowers at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). One is suspicious at government i.e. Minister Nene and President Ramaphosa’s handling of the matter of instituting the commission of inquiry into the PIC. To make matters worse the terms of reference has not yet been published, [...]

2018-09-16T13:32:12+00:00September 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home|Comments Off on Harassment of PIC whistle blowers

Nelson Mandela Bay: DA’s Trollip allegedly interfered with an internal audit to protect Mettler and Olver. UDM hands over a dossier with information to Auditor General

Dear Mr Makwetu Alleged corruption to the tune of R21.8 million irregular and wasteful expenditure involving Mohlaleng Media and a seeming cover-up in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 1. The above matter has reference and has been widely reported on in the media. 2. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wishes to make you aware of claims of serious corruption in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMB Metro) and the seeming cover-up by the [...]

2018-09-14T10:04:58+00:00September 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Discussion Documents, Home|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay: DA’s Trollip allegedly interfered with an internal audit to protect Mettler and Olver. UDM hands over a dossier with information to Auditor General

Parliamentary debate on UDM motion: working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President 1. Introduction South Africa (SA), like many other so-called developing nations, faces challenges of chronic underdevelopment and/or development skewed towards urban areas, albeit in an unequal manner. Even urban development is fraught with inequality, as some provinces are in a position to deliver better infrastructure, while others trail behind owing to fiscal constraints determined by the income levels of their households. Yes, some progress has been made [...]

2018-09-06T15:18:58+00:00September 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Infrastructure development, Speeches|Comments Off on Parliamentary debate on UDM motion: working towards an integrated and comprehensive infrastructure development strategy to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment and underdevelopment

Status of the UDM as part of the co-governance agreement; setting the record straight

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP President, African Christian Democratic Party Mr Mosiuoa Lekota, MP President, Congress of the People Mr Mmusi Maimane, MP Leader, Democratic Alliance Dr Pieter Groenewald, MP Leader, Freedom Front Plus Dear Colleagues STATUS OF THE UDM AS PART OF THE CO-GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT; SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Straight off the bat I wish to inform you that I take exception to the four signatories’ giving me [...]

2018-09-06T12:25:01+00:00September 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Coalition Government, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Status of the UDM as part of the co-governance agreement; setting the record straight

The Public Investment Corporation: concerns regarding time being taken to institute commission of inquiry and the PIC board appointing forensic auditors

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Dear Mr President This matter has reference. The United Democratic Movement is very concerned that there is no movement in terms of the appointment of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) commission of inquiry. Sir, in this matter, we want to remind you that Minister Nene had initially, in his court papers, said that he saw nothing untoward at the PIC. This raised some eyebrows at the time. His [...]

2018-09-04T11:18:16+00:00September 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Public Investment Corporation: concerns regarding time being taken to institute commission of inquiry and the PIC board appointing forensic auditors

Sars decision to pay Symington’s legal costs must be reversed and investigated

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Dear Minister Nene and Judge Nugent MR VLOK SYMINGTON: SARS DECISION TO PAY SYMINGTON’S LEGAL COSTS MUST BE REVERSED AND INVESTIGATED I refer to a City Press article that reported on Sunday, 26 August 2018, (see https://city-press.news24.com/News/sars-settlement-with-symington-questioned-20180825) that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) has, in a “confidential settlement”, undertaken to abandon “its right to the costs awarded in its favour” by Judge Hans Fabricius, following Vlok Symington’s unsuccessful [...]

2018-08-31T10:04:59+00:00August 31st, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Sars decision to pay Symington’s legal costs must be reversed and investigated

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 [...]

2018-08-17T10:02:32+00:00August 17th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on PIC commission to start it’s work in “due course”

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 [...]

2018-08-17T10:08:38+00:00August 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Marikana Massacre, Speeches|Comments Off on Message by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President on the 16th of August 2018 at the Commemoration of the Marikana Massacre

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|Comments Off on Condolences with the passing of Veronica Sobukwe

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 [...]

2018-08-15T11:18:05+00:00August 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Land|Comments Off on Holomisa discusses The “Rainbow Nation” and the Political Culture of South Africa in new SA

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|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa’s address at the EFF’s 5th birthday

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 [...]

2018-07-26T16:52:15+00:00July 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit

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|Comments Off on UDM notes minister’s decision re PIC independent inquiry

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

@PresidencyZA, UDM writes to #PresidentRamaphosa abt #corruption in #PIC: Mr President plz walk the talk! Scandal bigger than #Guptas?

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Union Buildings Private Bag X 1000 Pretoria 0001 and Deputy Chief Justice RMM Zondo Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Mr President and Deputy Chief Justice THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION, THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE PENSION FUND AND SUSPECTED CORRUPTION; A SCANDAL BIGGER THAN THE GUPTA-FAMILY’S STATE CAPTURE? 1. I refer to the below information [...]

2018-05-31T10:32:59+00:00May 31st, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on @PresidencyZA, UDM writes to #PresidentRamaphosa abt #corruption in #PIC: Mr President plz walk the talk! Scandal bigger than #Guptas?

The UDM’s views on Budget Vote 01: Presidency

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Honourable Deputy Speaker, Honourable President and Honourable Members United Democratic Movement (UDM) supports budget vote 1. Mr President you continue to make bold statements on the economic front. The recent appointment of your special envoy on investments is encouraging. We hope that the instability, that has the ruling party at the centre, will not undermine the work of these envoys. We also need to communicate a clear [...]

2018-05-23T18:03:06+00:00May 23rd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home|Comments Off on The UDM’s views on Budget Vote 01: Presidency