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UDM KwaZulu-Natal Interim Provincial Executive Committee appointed

United Democratic Movement (UDM) representatives from all seven regions in KwaZulu-Natal met on Saturday, 15 September 2018 to, amongst others, discuss the future of the UDM in the province and to appoint an Interim Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) that will drive the party’s programmes leading up to the 2019 National and Provincial. The below persons shall take the lead until a provincial congress can be held after which officially elected provincial office bearers can take over [...]

2018-09-18T13:23:33+00:00September 18th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

It is disturbing to learn that government buildings in the City of Johannesburg are not safe

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is appalled and disturbed by the news that a number of government buildings in the City of Johannesburg in particular are not safe.   This is witnessed by the fire that has destroyed one of these buildings two days ago which is also houses The Bank of Lisbon in the CBD. What was also shocking is to hear the Premier of Gauteng admitting [...]

2018-09-10T13:45:58+00:00September 7th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

UDM calls for calm during SRC elections

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General United Democratic Movement (UDM) calls for calm during this time of student representative council elections at many of our institutions of higher learning. What the country witnessed at the Soshanguve Campus of the Tshwane University of Technology is not acceptable. We are disturbed by the allegations that police are accused of killing a student during protests. We believe that the life that was lost during the clash [...]

Government is failing or unwilling to solve taxi violence

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued violence in the taxi industry. The killing of eleven taxi operators at the weekend is senseless and not long ago, many lives were lost in Mthatha in taxi violence. It cannot be business as usual while our people are suffering. The country is in crisis, as far [...]

2018-07-26T08:58:37+00:00July 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Civil Disobedience, Home, Transport|Comments Off on Government is failing or unwilling to solve taxi violence

Freedom Day 2018

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Truth be told, we started well in 1994. South Africa built a democratic dispensation based on the noble ideals of protecting human rights and promoting freedom. The struggle movements and leaders can take a bow for breaking down minority rule. But, it is hard to celebrate political freedom, when the majority of our people remains locked out of economic freedom. [...]

2018-04-26T13:11:41+00:00April 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Human rights, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on Freedom Day 2018

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 [...]

2018-04-24T20:10:47+00:00March 28th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM’s well wishes for Easter holidays

#UniversityStudents, be responsible and good luck for 2018!

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Message to students from by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wishes the best of luck to all the young South Africans who will begin a new chapter of life at the institutions of higher learning throughout the Country. We hope that you are ready for new ventures ahead and that you will meet the challenges that cross your paths head-on. Make [...]

2018-01-24T15:57:16+00:00January 17th, 2018|#FeesMustFall, 2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Higher and Basic Education, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #UniversityStudents, be responsible and good luck for 2018!

#Zuptas to face the music? The Hawks must not stop there!

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Seemingly the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has woken up to its duty as it was reported that they were looking to seize Gupta assets and those of Trillian and McKinsey. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) also welcomes reports that there will soon be an arrest warrant issued for, apparently, one the Gupta brothers. Even though the Hawks have now refuted claims of impending arrest of one of the [...]

2018-01-16T12:34:20+00:00January 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on #Zuptas to face the music? The Hawks must not stop there!

Annual festive season road fatalities: arrive alive

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General As the festive season approaches, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) dreads the annual increase in road injuries and fatalities during this period; especially since we have already seen some dreadful accidents, particularly in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, and the festive season is not yet in full swing. The months of December and January see the busiest time on our highways and byways with everyone excited to [...]

2017-12-07T11:12:17+00:00December 7th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Civil Disobedience, Home, Media statements: UDM, Road Safety|Comments Off on Annual festive season road fatalities: arrive alive

UDM welcomes the appointment of our new National Police Commissioner

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the appointment of General KJ Sitole as our new National Police Commissioner. It is good that he comes from inside the ranks of the South African Police Services (SAPS). This means that he is a career professional and would therefore have a sound understanding of the challenges that face our police personnel; unlike his predecessors who were just parachuted in. Commissioner Sitole [...]

2018-01-24T15:20:38+00:00November 23rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Civil Disobedience, Home, Marikana Massacre, Media statements: UDM, Police brutality, Safety and Security|Comments Off on UDM welcomes the appointment of our new National Police Commissioner

UDM condemns violent taxi strike

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi – UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned by the timing of the protesting taxi industry in many parts of Gauteng. This is a critical time for scholars especially those doing Grade 12 who are busy writing their final exams. We understand the frustration of the taxi industry however we are much concerned with the effects of the protest towards pupils and the innocent commuters. We [...]

2018-01-24T15:21:36+00:00November 8th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM condemns violent taxi strike

#FeesMustFall: Students up in arms yet again, when will Government learn?

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned by the #FeesMustFall protests that have, yet again, forced several institutions of higher learning to grind to a halt, and interrupted exams. The UDM expresses sympathy with our students’ plight and we believe their grievances are real, and their demands, valid. What boggles the mind is that, Government and university managements do not learn from experience. These protests have dragged [...]

2017-11-30T19:58:52+00:00October 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDM, Youth Issues|Comments Off on #FeesMustFall: Students up in arms yet again, when will Government learn?