|Media statements: UDM

North West under administration, but the provincial system itself is flawed

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President Some might consider President Cyril Ramaphosa’s taking control of North West a good move and believe that it will sort out the administrative and management quagmire it finds itself in. Whilst we appreciate the sentiment that prompted this move, it remains to be seen if it will eradicate institutionalised corruption in the North West. The unabated looting of [...]

Workers Day 2018

Media release by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy President On Labour Day, 1 May 2018, we all dwell on the plight of the working South African and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) unequivocally supports our workforce. South Africa’s painful history, with the exploitation of black South Africans, has left a scar on the psyche of our workforce and the poor. Today the formerly oppressed, comprising the biggest section of our workforce, as [...]

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. [...]

Changes to labour legislations must go back to #Nedlac for broader consultation

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) makes an urgent call on government to refer the proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as well as the introduction of the National Minimum Wages Bill, back to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). These proposed changes are tantamount to rolling back progress made thus far in terms of the rights of the working class. From the thunderous outcry [...]

Mother Earth Day 2018: SA’s water woes must come to an end

Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President As we approach Mother Earth Day, on the 22nd of April, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) deems it necessary that we, as South Africans, must acknowledge and understand the interdependence that exists among humans, animals, plants and the planet we inhabit. Especially the role that water plays in that interdependence. South Africa’s years’ worth of drought, brought home the reality the we indeed live [...]

#LandQuestion Indaba on 25/4 in Mthatha. Searching for solutions. Invitation to attend a Mthatha public meeting on: NA resolution on the EWC explained, and UDM position

The national leadership of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) noted the National Assembly’s resolution, taken on the 27th of February 2018, on the well-documented motion regarding the expropriation of land without compensation (EWC). This decision will affect communal, urban, government and privately-owned land and the UDM cordially invites all interested parties to attend an important public meeting to obtain more information on topic: Where?   Mthatha City Hall. When?    Wednesday, 25 April. Time?     10am. [...]

2018-04-19T13:08:51+00:00 April 19th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Land, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

The hype around uMama Winnie reveals hypocrisy of some leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement

  As we say our last bon voyage to Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, we must also appreciate her enormous sacrifice, whilst her own party had been reluctant to rescue her from a situation where she desperately needed help. When we talk about uMama Winnie we must have some understanding that she paid a steep personal price for believing in her convictions and walking the talk - whether you agree with what she had done, or not. [...]

2018-04-13T10:12:27+00:00 April 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

Athol Trollip is telling lies; here are the hard facts

Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) Athol Trollip, is holding rallies galore and tweets with the abandon of a small-town Donald Trump that he is the best man for the job. But the facts, evidence and his track-record, clearly show that Trollip is not worthy of trust. The evidence shows that he lives in an alternate universe as he continues to deceive the council for his self-serving political agenda. Trollip [...]

2018-04-08T15:46:06+00:00 April 8th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Athol Trollip is telling lies; here are the hard facts

Lala ngoxolo Mama Winnie

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President As South Africa moves farther and farther away from the dreadful and dark years of apartheid, we are more frequently confronted with the passing of those who played critical roles in the struggle. Today, we say goodbye to a woman who will be remembered as a feisty and vocal freedom fighter who did not hesitate to speak her mind; she certainly stirred lively debate wherever she went. [...]

2018-04-24T20:10:38+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Lala ngoxolo Mama Winnie

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

#ZumaCharges #ShaunAbrahams has at last brought Zuma’s chickens home to roost!

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes today’s announcement that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate fraud and corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma. The chickens have come home to roost! After keeping the Nation in suspense for nine years, Mr Shaun Abrahams has finally manned up and has done what should have been years’ ago. If the African National Congress (ANC) had not pressurised the [...]

2018-04-24T20:11:18+00:00 March 16th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on #ZumaCharges #ShaunAbrahams has at last brought Zuma’s chickens home to roost!

UDM NEC’s plans and checks readiness for 2019

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) National Executive Committee (NEC), met at the weekend, to discuss several issues of national importance and gauged the Party’s readiness for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections in terms of its planning. Amongst its plans had been to host election workshops and meetings, in 2018/9, in the lead-up to the elections. The UDM in the Western Cape has already indicated that they are geared to host a mass meeting [...]

2018-03-06T12:01:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA|Comments Off on UDM NEC’s plans and checks readiness for 2019

Success! UDM reaction to “Suspect Number One”; Jacob Zuma being recalled

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the decision to recall Mr Jacob Zuma as the President of the Republic of South Africa (SA). It has taken far too long for this to happen, once it became patently clear (years ago) that he was not fit to hold the highest office in the Country. We can rightly say that the African National Congress (ANC) only reached this decision because of the continued, consistent pressure exerted by [...]

2018-02-13T15:26:01+00:00 February 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA, Zumagate|Comments Off on Success! UDM reaction to “Suspect Number One”; Jacob Zuma being recalled

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 [...]

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?

#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!