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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|2016 Archive, Home, Speeches, Zumagate|Comments Off on Debate on the Removal of President in terms of section 89(1)(a) of the Constitution

Bantu Holomisa writes to Thuli Mandonsela with request for an addendum of costs for Nkandla

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 Department of Public Works, Rachard Samuel, is reported to have compiled a [...]

April 4th, 2016|2016 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Home, Open Letters, Public Works, Zumagate|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to Thuli Mandonsela with request for an addendum of costs for Nkandla

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|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

UDM appeals for good behaviour on the roads

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 the roads, abide with the law and drive [...]

March 23rd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Transport|Comments Off on UDM appeals for good 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|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|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|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, 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|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, 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

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 comparison, it is saddening to learn that not [...]

March 11th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Safety and Security, 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|2016 Archive, Higher and Basic Education, Home, 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|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Speeches, Transport|Comments Off on Isilimela Road in Port St Johns and the Mthatha High Court

Bantu Holomisa writes to SABC about ANC hijacking of Imvuselelo

Honourable Minister F Muthambi, The Chairperson of the SABC Board, The Provincial Manager of Umhlobo Wenene 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 time to listen to this spiritually building programme since the time of the late Reverend Lufafa from the then Radio Transkei. When it was integrated [...]

March 8th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Parastatals|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to SABC about ANC hijacking of Imvuselelo

Motion of No Confidence in the President

Address by Mr BH Holomisa MP in Parliament   Hon Speaker and Hon Members The South African electoral system does not enable the electorate to directly elect a President of the country. Contrary, South Africans vote for a political party which in turn appoints a President. It is therefore a duty of the ruling party to ensure that its candidate serves the nation with distinction and in accordance with the oath of office as prescribed in [...]

March 2nd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Speeches, Zumagate|Comments Off on Motion of No Confidence in the President

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|2016 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 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 laws or practices is entitled, to the extent [...]

February 24th, 2016|Home, Public Works, Speeches|Comments Off on Consideration of report of PC on Public Works on Expropriation Bill – Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in Parliament

UDM condemns service disruptions by ANC in Ingquza Hill Municipality

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the disruption of public services due to internal strife amongst the African National Congress members in the Ingquza 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 are deployed in the affected areas. This has led [...]

February 22nd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on UDM condemns service disruptions by ANC in Ingquza Hill Municipality

SONA Debate: UDM comments on the reply by the President

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 ideological positions and a painful experience, surely [...]

February 18th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on SONA Debate: UDM comments on the reply by the President