|Media statements: UDM

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 [...]

2018-10-10T16:18:05+02:00October 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on VBS: ‘The Great Bank Heist’ – it’s time for action not words

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 [...]

2018-10-10T11:53:51+02:00October 10th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on The PIC commission should start now that Nene has been fired

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+02:00October 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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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+02:00September 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

Sars decision to pay Symington’s legal costs must be reversed and investigated

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Dear Minister Nene and Judge Nugent MR VLOK SYMINGTON: SARS DECISION TO PAY SYMINGTON’S LEGAL COSTS MUST BE REVERSED AND INVESTIGATED I refer to a City Press article that reported on Sunday, 26 August 2018, (see https://city-press.news24.com/News/sars-settlement-with-symington-questioned-20180825) that the SA Revenue Service (Sars) has, in a “confidential settlement”, undertaken to abandon “its right to the costs awarded in its favour” by Judge Hans Fabricius, following Vlok Symington’s unsuccessful [...]

2018-08-31T10:04:59+02:00August 31st, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Sars decision to pay Symington’s legal costs must be reversed and investigated

UDM calls for calm during SRC elections

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General United Democratic Movement (UDM) calls for calm during this time of student representative council elections at many of our institutions of higher learning. What the country witnessed at the Soshanguve Campus of the Tshwane University of Technology is not acceptable. We are disturbed by the allegations that police are accused of killing a student during protests. We believe that the life that was lost during the clash [...]

2018-08-30T13:28:01+02:00August 30th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls for calm during SRC elections

PIC commission to start it’s work in “due course”

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted that President Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of a commission of inquiry to probe the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the dark cloud of corruption allegations hanging over the institution. Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM Presiden It is however frustrating that the names of the chair of the commission and the supporting team, as well as the detailed terms of reference will be announced “in due [...]

2018-08-17T10:02:32+02:00August 17th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on PIC commission to start it’s work in “due course”

Allegations of misconduct against the Nelson Mandela Bay city manager Mr Johann Mettler

Click to go to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality website OPEN LETTER TO NMBM SPEAKER LAWACK The Speaker of Council NMBM Attention: Councillor Lawack RE - ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT AGAINST THE CITY MANAGER: MR JOHANN METTLER This correspondence serves to inform you that the UDM has brought some serious allegations of misconduct against the City Manager, Mr Johann Mettler to the attention of the Executive Mayor, Councillor Trollip on 22 May 2018. [...]

2018-06-05T14:40:38+02:00June 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Allegations of misconduct against the Nelson Mandela Bay city manager Mr Johann Mettler

UDM National Election Workshop

#UDMRoadTo2019 The United Democratic Movement (UDM), held its National Election Workshop from the 1st to the 2nd of June, at Burgers Park Hotel, in Pretoria. The UDM can now confirm, with confidence, that it is all systems go. 2018. The workshop was attended by the national leadership, the representatives from provinces and regions, the youth, women and young professionals associate structures. President Holomisa said the gathering’s main purpose was to establish a [...]

2018-06-05T14:10:17+02:00June 3rd, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa|Comments Off on UDM National Election Workshop

UDM’s Thandi Nontenja on Mtubatuba by-elections: voter registration ahead of by-elections is a recipe for disaster as the results proved

Ms Thandi Nontenja OPEN LETTER Mr Sy Mamabolo Chief Electoral Officer Independent Electoral Commission Private Bag X112 Centurion, 0046 Dear Mr Mamabolo MTUBATUBA BY-ELECTIONS: VOTER REGISTRATION AHEAD OF BY-ELECTIONS IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER AS THE RESULTS PROVED The United Democratic Movement (UDM) hopes that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is happy and it appreciates the current state of affairs in the Mtubatuba Municipality following our continuous warnings against the registration of [...]

2018-07-06T10:12:39+02:00May 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on UDM’s Thandi Nontenja on Mtubatuba by-elections: voter registration ahead of by-elections is a recipe for disaster as the results proved

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 [...]

2018-05-13T11:35:14+02:00May 13th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on North West under administration, but the provincial system itself is flawed