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President Zuma’s alleged demands of ANC Top Six is ridiculous: why are you even negotiating?

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) hears that the African National Congress (ANC) Top Six is considering President Zuma’s alleged demands that he will only bow out if his forthcoming legal fees are waived and the safety of his family is guaranteed. Who will foot this bill? Surely not the tax paying South African? One wonders how many people will qualify to be Zuma-family members? Why must we pay for Mr Zuma’s legal fees? Seemingly the [...]

UDEMWO disappointed by the Methodist Church’s reaction on harassment allegations

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) commends the action of the young women who decided to speak out about allegations of harassment they have endured in the hands of the senior steward in the Pretoria Methodist Church. The bravery shown by the young girls gives hope that this country is in the right direction.   The country is still stunned by the revelation. The house of [...]

2018-02-01T11:14:12+00:00 January 30th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO disappointed by the Methodist Church’s reaction on harassment allegations

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 [...]

2018-01-25T14:50:12+00:00 January 25th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parastatals, Zumagate|Comments Off on President Zuma signs state capture commission TOR; but what will it uncover?

Zumagate: various court papers

2018 Pretoria High Court: Application for leave to appeal, President Zuma UDM and Cope: Notice to demand security for costs in terms of Rule 47 of the Uniform Rules of Court (23 January 2018) - 3591KB 2017 Constitutional Court case: secret ballot for Parliamentary vote on no-confidence motion, President Zuma Letter from Mr N Kwankwa, UDM Chief Whip to the Speaker of the National Assembly's office re "Motion of No Confidence in the President [...]

2018-01-24T16:30:30+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Home, Zumagate|1 Comment

Life Esidemeni tragedy has become a “Who dunnit?”

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) notes with frustration and anger the actions of the former Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu in relation to the Life Esidimeni tragedy last year. Ms Mahlangu is clearly trying her best to exculpate herself from any responsibility in this disaster. The finger-pointing is nauseating and no-one in Government seems to take responsibility for what, effectively, had been the murder of [...]

2018-01-24T16:32:45+00:00 January 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Health, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on Life Esidemeni tragedy has become a “Who dunnit?”

#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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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!

#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!

#FreeEducation for those who can’t afford it, is a good thing; IF properly implemented!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President One can argue that President Zuma’s announcement of free tertiary education, for students who can’t afford it, is a populist Hail Mary Pass; but the United Democratic Movement (UDM) believes there is merit in the idea. From our point of view, the implementation of such an expanded programme can be justified economically, and free education is in fact a strategic economic impetus, as it is [...]

2018-01-02T11:05:03+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on #FreeEducation for those who can’t afford it, is a good thing; IF properly implemented!

#ZumaImpeachment: ConCourt tells National Assembly to do its work

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The longsuffering people of South Africa, and indeed all people trusting our country will be in the presence of good governance, have been waiting since early September - after hours and hours of argument before the Constitutional Court - to hear if the end of the disastrous Zuma-era may be quickened. The Constitutional Court today, in its continuing affirmation of the Constitution, provided for this quickening. The ball [...]

2018-01-24T15:58:50+00:00 December 29th, 2017|2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Parliamentary oversight, Zumagate|Comments Off on #ZumaImpeachment: ConCourt tells National Assembly to do its work

#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

Let South Africans meet on your land expropriation decision Mr Ramaphosa!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President After a plenary debate, so furious as to have threatened the collapse of its conference last Wednesday, the African National Congress (ANC) announced a decision to allow for land expropriation without compensation… subject to a “sustainability test” to ensure that food security is not threatened, and the economy not undermined. Is the new ANC President making populist noise for political positioning? Is he admitting continuing ANC land [...]

2018-01-24T16:02:23+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|#NationalSummit, 2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Let South Africans meet on your land expropriation decision Mr Ramaphosa!

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

#RememberingMandela, Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address on the the Fourth anniversary since Madiba’s passing

NMF's 4th anniversary of the passing of Madiba (Houghton) • Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, • Mrs Graça Machel and Members of the Mandela Family, • Honoured Guests, • Ladies and Gentlemen. 1. Meeting Nelson Mandela When Madiba passed away, four years ago, a great sense of loss filled the Nation and a resounding note of sadness reverberated across the Globe. Today we remember his departure, reflect [...]

2017-12-05T19:39:11+00:00 December 5th, 2017|#NationalSummit, 2017 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Chapter Nine Institutions, Coalition Government, Economy, Environment, Home, Justice, SONA, Speeches, Zumagate|Comments Off on #RememberingMandela, Bantu Holomisa’s keynote address on the the Fourth anniversary since Madiba’s passing