|Media statements: UDM

Increase in municipal managers’ salaries immoral

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General It is upsetting that, during a time where the country is battling a high unemployment rate and other negative economic factors, municipal managers and those directly reporting to them will receive pay hikes. The United Democratic Movement condemns this immoral decision in the strongest possible terms. This is a total insult to all South Africans who continue to feel the pinch. We do not see the need for [...]

2018-11-13T11:54:38+00:00November 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

Bobani’s bank account inspected, says attorney

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted that Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani’s attorneys, Danie Gouws Attorneys, have, after inspecting his bank accounts, found that there is nothing untoward in his personal bank account or that he received any kind of irregular payment/s from Heerkos Projects. The allegations made in the media, in particular The Herald, pertain to the NMB Integrated Public Transport System [...]

2018-11-04T15:37:52+00:00November 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

Increased fatalities on SA roads not acceptable

The high number of fatalities on our roads over the past few weeks is disturbing. What is of greater concern is that these accidents happened during Transport Month, which amongst others, was looking at curbing road fatalities. Year on year far too many travellers do not reach their destinations and as people gear up for the festive season we hope that this year’s statistics will show a decline in accidents and fatalities. The United [...]

UDM KwaZulu-Natal calls for Endumeni municipal manager to resign or to be suspended with immediate effect

After our media statement of 23 October 2018 regarding deeply concerning issues in the Endumeni Municipality in the uMzinyathi District, the United Democratic Movement in KwaZulu Natal were given explosive documents that should make the Endumeni municipal manager’s life very uncomfortable. The documents contain damning proof of the municipal manager 's gross negligence and/or corruption by improperly and irregularly signing a contract worth R 969 000, which he has since tried to nullify by withdrawing [...]

UDM KwaZulu-Natal on deeply concerning issues in the uMzinyathi District

UDM KwaZulu-Natal on deeply concerning issues in the uMzinyathi District 1. Endumeni Municipality The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), has noted the worrisome news that was published by the Independent Newspaper's Daily News on 16 October 2018 re: “Forensic report uncovers rampant corruption at Endumeni Municipality”. After this, it was reported on 22 October 2018 by the Northern Natal Courier that the Endumeni mayor had resigned, with a further report on Tuesday [...]

Good luck class of 2018!

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General As you stand at the precipice of exams, the United Democratic Movement wishes all the matriculants, who will start writing exams today, the best of luck. It must be a motivation to you that you have persevered with your schooling to have reached this goal. We understand that the pressure is on, and that all eyes are on you, but that should motivate you to study even harder [...]

Condolences on the passing of Pik Botha

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President The first time the late Pik Botha and I spoke over the phone was with the removal of George Matanzima and Stella Sigcau from power. I explained that on both occasions there was just cause, because of the corruption they were involved in. He again contacted us when he and FW de Klerk had concerns that the Transkei military government was taking unilateral decisions when we decided to [...]

2018-10-12T10:06:40+00:00October 12th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

VBS: ‘The Great Bank Heist’ – it’s time for action not words

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President President Ramaphosa must immediately appoint a task team to make sure that the people who were fingered by advocate Terry Motau in his report are held responsible for their misdeeds. Each and every person must be brought under the search light, especially those in the employ of the Public Investment Corporation. The PIC seems to be sinking deeper and deeper in the quagmire of corruption. The United [...]

The PIC commission should start now that Nene has been fired

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President We welcome President Ramaphosa’s decision to show Nhlanhla Nene the door. We have consistently been calling on the President to act with speed in instituting a commission of inquiry regarding the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The Gupta scandal makes the exploitation of the PIC look like a Sunday picnic and the President should take immediate action so that the rot may be exposed. We now know why [...]

Nelson Mandela Bay: Trollip is the orchestrator of his own demise

Demist mogafe <It looks as if the Democratic Alliance federal chairman Cllr Athol Trollip, of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, seems to be suffering from selective amnesia. He proves himself to be nothing more than a prevaricator and a practiced liar. It is about time that someone confronts Trollip for spreading falsehoods and misrepresenting facts. Having listened to the radio on what Trollip said in his address to the Cape Town Press Club, the [...]

2018-10-02T14:59:58+00:00October 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay: Trollip is the orchestrator of his own demise

To give PIC CEO Dan Matjila a golden handshake is preposterous

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President We are all aware that there will be a commission of inquiry which shall investigate the mess at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). Despite the announcement, we have for several months waited with bated breath to hear who will serve on the commission and what the terms of reference will be. We, in today’s Mail and Guardian, read that PIC chief executive officer Dr Daniel Matjila has [...]

UDEMWO: 6-year-old raped in a Dros Restaurant

Ms Thandi NontenjaUDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shocked and outraged by the recent rape of a 6-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant. This is sickening and too much to swallow. The thought that the culprit went as far as committing his evil act in a public space, where it is thought to be safe, makes us even angrier. This wicked man did not even care that there [...]

2018-09-27T09:39:45+00:00September 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO: 6-year-old raped in a Dros Restaurant

Public Protector to investigate allegations of corruption by Min Zweli Mkhize re PIC deals

The United Democratic Movement earlier this year wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa wherein we revealed possible corruption that involved the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Zonkizizwe Investments (which we understand to be solely owned by the ANC), some ANC heavy weights and Afric Oil. The alleged broker between the PIC and e.g. VBS Mutual Bank and the various municipalities was Minister Zweli Mkhize. We have been reliably informed that the Public Protector will be investigating the [...]

2018-09-26T15:05:58+00:00September 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Public Protector to investigate allegations of corruption by Min Zweli Mkhize re PIC deals

UDM KwaZulu-Natal’s comments on the Premier’s tabling of the Moerane Commission’s report

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the Premier’s tabling of the Moerane Commission’s report in the legislature, as well as his comments thereon. The UDM is however concerned that the Premier made no mention of, nor did he emphasise one of the Commission’s terms of reference, which was to; “Ensure the successful investigation and prosecution of perpetrators”. Given that we have not seen the report, we wonder if this is an innocent omission [...]

2018-09-21T14:46:02+00:00September 21st, 2018|2018 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM KwaZulu-Natal’s comments on the Premier’s tabling of the Moerane Commission’s report

UDM KwaZulu-Natal Interim Provincial Executive Committee appointed

United Democratic Movement (UDM) representatives from all seven regions in KwaZulu-Natal met on Saturday, 15 September 2018 to, amongst others, discuss the future of the UDM in the province and to appoint an Interim Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) that will drive the party’s programmes leading up to the 2019 National and Provincial. The below persons shall take the lead until a provincial congress can be held after which officially elected provincial office bearers can take over [...]

2018-09-18T13:23:33+00:00September 18th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM KwaZulu-Natal Interim Provincial Executive Committee appointed

It is disturbing to learn that government buildings in the City of Johannesburg are not safe

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is appalled and disturbed by the news that a number of government buildings in the City of Johannesburg in particular are not safe.   This is witnessed by the fire that has destroyed one of these buildings two days ago which is also houses The Bank of Lisbon in the CBD. What was also shocking is to hear the Premier of Gauteng admitting [...]

2018-09-10T13:45:58+00:00September 7th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on It is disturbing to learn that government buildings in the City of Johannesburg are not safe