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UDM calls for National Pension Fund Forum

Statement issued by UDM President – MP, Bantu Holomisa The furore on the Tax Laws Amendment Act and Tax Administration requires an action by all contributors. This is more urgent given that the Public Investment Corporation Fund is now targeted as the next stop for huge transactions to the ruling party and its big business friends. UDM calls for a National Pension Fund Forum which will amongst others, consider the following: • Monitoring of all [...]

January 20th, 2016|Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls for National Pension Fund Forum

ANC must refrain from violence

Statement issued by UDM Secretary General, Bongani Msomi As the United Democratic Movement, we are disappointed by the ANC member, Bongani Mkongi, who holds a high position in the ruling party who took to social media calling upon ANC members for the burning and killing of innocent lives that were inside a block of flats where a ”Zuma Must Fall” banner was hung. This is unacceptable. His comments have shown clearly that the ruling party [...]

January 20th, 2016|Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC must refrain from violence

UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is delighted by the new ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal that has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder of Reeva Steenkamp. As UDEMWO, we welcome this verdict. The overturning of the court judgement brings hope in the justice system and to women and children that are victims of crime. We hope that the justice system will continue to deal with lawbreakers and not be lenient against [...]

December 3rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict

UDEMWO calls for swift action by MEC Qedani Mahlangu

Statement issued  by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed by the news of a possible risk of babies going blind due to power outage at one of the biggest hospitals in Africa, Chris Hani Baragwanath. It is with great sadness that such an unfortunate event is not taken serious by the health authorities instead the Department of Health in Gauteng is busy playing hide and seek while [...]

November 23rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO calls for swift action by MEC Qedani Mahlangu

UDM welcomes sentencing of Mido Marcia’s killers

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi As the United Democratic Movement (UDM), we welcome the sentencing of the eight (8) police officers who were involved in the horrendous assault that led to the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Marcia in Daveyton in 2013. The sentencing sends out a clear and strong message to all other officers and criminals who think they are above the law. We hope that the justice system will continue to deal [...]

November 11th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Police brutality|Comments Off on UDM welcomes sentencing of Mido Marcia’s killers

ANCWL march insult to women

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja :UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are overwhelmed at the stunt by the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) to take into the streets in defence of President Jacob Zuma. Their march shows clearly that Women’s League does not care about societal matters but their main objective is covering each other’s backs rather than the masses. This is an insult to women of this [...]

October 28th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on ANCWL march insult to women

Debate on Higher Education Transformation

Address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Speaker and Honourable Members, We should all take a leaf out of the students’ book because during their protests they were able to rise above narrow sectarian interests to fight for a common cause, something which is becoming rarer and rarer in our national politics. The second lesson is that, apart from other political dynamics that were at play, the rejection of political parties during [...]

October 27th, 2015|2015 Archive, Higher education, Home, Speeches|1 Comment

UDM wishes matriculants luck

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi,UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wishes the Matric class of 2015 the best of luck with their final exams that have commenced today throughout the country. These exams are crucial in determining your future through education and all of your efforts and hard work will improve your chances of making better career choices. The country has witnessed many protests that have led to the disruption of school attendance [...]

October 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM wishes matriculants luck

PE Ward 30 service delivery challenges

LETTER TO PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA, MINISTER PRAVIN GORDHAN AND MAYOR DANNY JORDAAN BY UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA Honourable Mr D Jordaan Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality First Floor City Hall Vuyisile Mini Square Port Elizabeth Honourable Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Republic of South Africa 120 Plein Street, Floor 11 Room 1110 Cape Town 8000 Honourable Mr JG Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Tuynhuys [...]

October 23rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Service delivery|Comments Off on PE Ward 30 service delivery challenges

Police attack against students

Statement issued by UDM President, Bantu Holomisa The brutal attack by police directed against the peacefully protesting students of the Nelson Mandela Municipality University and other Universities in the country, resembles the apartheid government’s response during the mid-1970s to the mid-1980 student uprising against Bantu Education. If one poor student loses his or her life as a result of the police actions, will not be surprised, Marikana has taught us, that even under democracy, a [...]

October 21st, 2015|2015 Archive, Higher education, Home, Police brutality|Comments Off on Police attack against students

UDEMWO condemns Kensington attack

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) condemns the ruthless and inhumane incident that took place over the weekend where a young woman was gang raped by 12 men in front of their partners while the other woman managed to escape. Their partners were then tied up and drowned in a dam in Kensington, Johannesburg. This is such a disgusting and dreadful attack that cannot be [...]

October 19th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO condemns Kensington attack

UDM reacts to SCA decision on SABC coup

Statement issued by President Bantu Holomisa, MP Statement on the Supreme Court of Appeal Judgement delivered on the 8th of October 2015 on a matter between SABC, Minister of Communication, Chief Operations Officer of the SABC and the Democratic Alliance The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on the 8th of October 2015. This judgement vindicates what we have always understood to be the powers of [...]

October 9th, 2015|2015 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to SCA decision on SABC coup

Harsh measures against “baby dumpers”

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General In the wake of new born babies being abandoned and deserted throughout the country, the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is calling for harsh actions against those responsible for these inhumane acts. The abandonment of babies has become a norm and it is not acceptable at all. This is a problem that has gotten out hand. A lot must be done by government with society [...]

October 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Harsh measures against “baby dumpers”

March against corruption on 30 of September 2015

The march against corruption on the 30th of September 2015, is consistent with the UDM position well-articulated in our 2014 Manifesto. Indeed corruption undermines and destroys the liberties enshrined in the country’s constitution, for which many paid the supreme price. This country can never succeed in eradicating poverty, create employment and reduce inequality if corruption is allowed to be the order of the day. The gains of our freedom and rights of citizens are undermined. [...]

September 29th, 2015|2015 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on March against corruption on 30 of September 2015

UDM reacts to the appointment of Mthandazo Ntlemeza as new head of the Hawks

Statement issued  by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the appointment of Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza as the new head of Hawks. It remains to been seen whether the statement made by the Pretoria High Court Judge, Elias Matojane, who earlier this year found him as a liar and dishonest person was untrue and baseless. We hope that Ntlemeza is not blowing his own horn and start to deliver. It [...]

September 14th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to the appointment of Mthandazo Ntlemeza as new head of the Hawks

Ongoing scourge of corruption in SA

address Mr ML Filtane MP in the National Assembly Honourable Speaker and members Corruption, poverty eradication, job opportunity creation and closing the gap between the poor and the rich, are permanent enemies who cannot share the same bed. It undermines the people and it renders their freedom unstable and insecure, making it impossible to achievement the kind of society envisaged in the Constitution of the Republic. A quick account on the effects of corruption over the [...]

September 10th, 2015|2015 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Ongoing scourge of corruption in SA