||Corruption and clean governance

President Zuma signs state capture commission TOR; but what will it uncover?

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes, and of course welcomes, that President Zuma at last, on the 23rd of January, signed the terms of reference (TOR) for the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector, including organs of state. We hope that the six months, it will take Deputy Chief Justice Zondo and his Commission to conduct the inquiry [...]

#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 [...]

#StateCapture inquiry D/Chief Justice Zondo’s team must have forensic people and TOR must be based on Thuli Madonsela’s good work

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Sir STATE CAPTURE INQUIRY NEEDS A STRONG TEAM COMPRISED OF VARIOUS EXPERTS AND THE FORMER PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S FINDINGS AND REMEDIAL ACTIONS MUST FEATURE STRONGLY IN THE TERMS OF REFERENCE The United Democratic Movement (UDM) congratulates you on your appointment as the head of the inquiry into State Capture that has been instituted based on the prima facie evidence uncovered by, and [...]

2018-01-24T15:34:59+00:00 January 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, State Owned Enterprises, Zumagate|Comments Off on #StateCapture inquiry D/Chief Justice Zondo’s team must have forensic people and TOR must be based on Thuli Madonsela’s good work

#PatriciaDeLille: Hypocritical Democratic Alliance gets a “Nee Baas!” in Cape Town

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The similarities between the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) political manipulation in Cape Town and in Nelson Mandela Bay confirm a pattern of deceit that makes a mockery of the DA’s claims to a better alternative for good governance. In Cape Town, on Friday, DA Councillors, most probably unwittingly (or maybe mindfully) stood up against deceit conceived, calculated and commanded by their leadership. Perchance, the DA councillors had even learned [...]

2018-01-24T15:35:31+00:00 January 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Local Government, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #PatriciaDeLille: Hypocritical Democratic Alliance gets a “Nee Baas!” in Cape Town

#StateCapture: does the rot stop with the President? Let the mother of inquiries commence!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President South Africa is facing the real and present danger of political, economic, social and administrative collapse from unbridled corruption and state capture. President Jacob Zuma consistently appeals every court judgement where he is involved… the Nation might even give him a new nickname! He even seeks to appeal against the decision by Judge Dunstan Mlambo that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng chooses the judge to head up the commission [...]

2018-01-03T10:17:10+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on #StateCapture: does the rot stop with the President? Let the mother of inquiries commence!

#PIC #GEPF: employees lost R12bn of pension money with Steinhoff corruption! Any political party that (may) have benefitted through #Steinhoff should: #PayBackTheirMoney

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Of course, the call to “pay back the money” was a legitimate demand for the return of taxpayer money illegitimately used to fund Nkandla, the “Gupta industry” and other sinister personal gains. Right now, there are other monies that should be paid back; that should be returned from whence it came. The Steinhoff debacle shows that corruption and unethical behaviour place people in the path of clear [...]

2017-12-29T08:30:03+00:00 December 29th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #PIC #GEPF: employees lost R12bn of pension money with Steinhoff corruption! Any political party that (may) have benefitted through #Steinhoff should: #PayBackTheirMoney

#MTBSP2017 Mini-budget: Minister Gigaba is reaping what he sowed

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy speech was unimpressive. In fact, it seemed a mere rehash of his predecessors’ old proposals. He was so non-committal, that there is very little hope that we will soon see agencies rate South Africa higher than ‘junk status’. The reaction of the Rand, to his speech, might be a sign of worse things to come. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes [...]

2017-10-25T21:43:11+00:00 October 25th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #MTBSP2017 Mini-budget: Minister Gigaba is reaping what he sowed

UDM rejects Government’s attempts to tap into PIC funds to bail out failing SOEs

The allegations that the Ministry of Finance is trying to access Public Investment Corporation (PIC) funds to bail out failing State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) confirm the United Democratic Movement's (UDM's) long-held suspicion that the mafia styled ruling elite would, once cash-strapped, extend its grubby hands to workers' pensions entrusted to them for safekeeping. The true intention of these transactions is not to bail out struggling SOEs, but rather to ensure that there is enough state [...]

2017-09-26T15:23:01+00:00 September 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, State Owned Enterprises, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM rejects Government’s attempts to tap into PIC funds to bail out failing SOEs

UDM rejects DA’s dirty tricks campaign

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP Since the outrageous DA orchestrated ousting of Deputy Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan coalition government, such senior DA leaders as Mmusi Maimane, James Selfe, and Athol Trollip have relentlessly attacked the UDM, its loyal coalition partner until the DA breached the relationship. I trust that the High Court will separate fact from fiction and that the honourable court will see through the [...]

2017-08-31T10:08:03+00:00 August 31st, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM rejects DA’s dirty tricks campaign

CITY OF JOHANNESBURG: UDM commends Mayor Mashaba’s action regarding Cllr Peetz

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDM Councillor in the City of Johannesburg The United Democratic Movement (UDM) commends Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for the swift action regarding allegations of corruption by MMC for Economic Development Cllr Sharon Peetz. Corruption has no colour or political affiliation and this administration of the City of Johannesburg is here to root out corruption regardless of who commits it. It must be made clear that no one is above the [...]

2017-08-03T13:40:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues|Comments Off on CITY OF JOHANNESBURG: UDM commends Mayor Mashaba’s action regarding Cllr Peetz

Illegal and immoral death threats on prominent South Africans

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is extremely concerned over reports of continued and growing intimidation of anyone who dares to dissent from the ruling party; or maybe just from certain elements within its ranks? This seems to be the go-to response, these days, when any unfortunate soul ventures to point out any wrong-doing in Government. It has been reported that South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) [...]

2017-07-18T11:56:52+00:00 July 18th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Illegal and immoral death threats on prominent South Africans

Opposition parties met in Pretoria to discuss pressing issues

The following parties; ACDP, APC, COPE, DA, EFF, IFP and the UDM met today to discuss a number of burning political issues. 1. Secret Ballot or not? The 22 June Constitutional Court judgment We welcome the Constitutional Court judgement on the Speaker’s discretion to decide whether a vote on a no-confidence motion in the President of the Republic should be secret or not. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, has given the Speaker of the National Assembly [...]

2017-07-14T18:59:05+00:00 July 13th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on Opposition parties met in Pretoria to discuss pressing issues

Victory for SA! Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballot

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa -  UDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has been vindicated with the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the Speaker of the National Assembly could facilitate a secret ballot in a no-confidence motion in President Zuma. We thank our legal team, as well as political parties and civil society organisations who supported us all the way. The risk of Members of Parliament (MPs) being victimised if they don’t vote according the [...]

2017-06-22T11:28:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Victory for SA! Constitutional Court ruling on secret ballot

ANC hypocrisy too thick to swallow; Molefe “re-redeployment”

If it was not for the serious implications of the ruling party deployment agency; one might be tempted to laugh at the situation around the reinstatement of Mr Brian Molefe as the Eskom Chief Executive (CE). Exasperated opinions by, or on, Mr Molefe, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Browne, the ruling party and the Eskom Board falls from the sky like hail stones on a tin roof. According to the ruling party, Mr Molefe’s reinstatement “…is [...]

2017-05-12T17:47:31+00:00 May 12th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parastatals, Public Works|Comments Off on ANC hypocrisy too thick to swallow; Molefe “re-redeployment”

March to the Constitutional Court: #SecretBallot

JOINT STATEMENT BY POLITICAL PARTIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY March to the Constitutional Court: #SecretBallot (Issued on 12 May 2017 at the Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg) It is clear to all patriotic citizens that our country, South Africa, is experiencing the worst crisis of leadership since 1994. Our nation has reached a point where the conscience of every Member of Parliament (MP) matters in deciding whether a rogue President is removed from office or not. [...]

2017-05-12T12:37:06+00:00 May 12th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Speeches|Comments Off on March to the Constitutional Court: #SecretBallot

Nuclear deals: Western Cape High Court judgement is an indictment of a Government involved in sneaky deals

Statement issued by UDM President Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the Western Cape High Court ruling in favour of the case brought against Government by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute. This ruling is a good lesson for Government to understand and accept that accountability and transparency are non-negotiable Constitutional dictates. Government must stop trying to sneak such deals without the knowledge of the people. [...]

2017-06-13T15:02:29+00:00 April 26th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Minerals and Energy|Comments Off on Nuclear deals: Western Cape High Court judgement is an indictment of a Government involved in sneaky deals