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ANC must refrain from violence

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 and its leaders do not care about the [...]

2016-10-28T20:39:37+00:00 January 20th, 2016|2016 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on ANC must refrain from violence

Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Fellow South Africans, I herewith extend my heartfelt wishes for a peaceful 2015/2016 festive season. As we bid farewell to this year we are appreciative of our achievements and mindful of the challenges we face. 2015 was a good year for the United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the nation. It is a year in which my family and I celebrated my 60th birthday. My extended family and friends celebrated this achievement both in Gauteng and [...]

2016-10-28T20:40:58+00:00 December 24th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Newly elected UDM national office bearers

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is pleased to announce the new National Office Bearers that will be at the helm of the Party for the next five years. The new leadership is as follows: President: Bantu Holomisa Deputy President: Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala Chairperson: Zolisa Lavisa Deputy Chairperson: Mncedisi Filtane Secretary General: Bongani Msomi Deputy Secretary General: Bongani Maqungwana National Treasury: Thandi Nontenja National Financial Planner Fundraiser: Maureen Vogel National Organiser: Bongani Phenyane National Deputy Organisers: Moyiseli Nkcinkca & [...]

2016-10-28T21:26:14+00:00 December 14th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|2 Comments

UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

Having met on its 5th Congress, the United Democratic Movement strives to create a South African government that responds to the socio-economic challenges confronting the nation. The UDM fifth Congress laid another brick towards building a firm foundation for the development and fine-tuning of Party policies on wide ranging issues of the nation. The Congress was extremely concerned with the rate of corruption within our country that has reached a stage of being a threat [...]

2016-10-28T20:40:36+00:00 December 13th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

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 [...]

2015-12-24T16:21:45+00:00 November 11th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Police brutality|Comments Off on UDM welcomes sentencing of Mido Marcia’s killers

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 [...]

2015-12-24T16:41:43+00:00 October 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM wishes matriculants luck

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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:04+00:00 October 9th, 2015|2015 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to SCA decision on SABC coup

UDM calls DA to order

Statement by Nqabayomzi Kwankwa-UDM Chief Whip The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is disturbed and disappointed by the racist social media post attributed to the Democratic Alliance (DA) Honourable Dianne Kohler-Barnard. There is no other way to read and understand these reckless comments than as pure racism and an endorsement of the apartheid system. We cannot allow Honourable Kohler-Barnard to glorify and romanticize the diabolic system of apartheid. She will recall that under PW Botha’s regime [...]

2015-12-24T16:44:32+00:00 October 1st, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM calls DA to order

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. [...]

2015-12-24T18:38:31+00:00 September 29th, 2015|2015 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on March against corruption on 30 of September 2015

Weapons in Radovan Krejir’s cell is pure anarchy

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi: UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement is calling for an end on access of mobile phones and dangerous weapons inside correctional service centres. The Party has been calling for stringent security measures to be put in place in prisons to avoid crimes that are being done by prisoners while incarcerated. The access to these weapons and equipment show clearly that the police officers, prison warders and everyone else are [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:04+00:00 September 29th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Weapons in Radovan Krejir’s cell is pure anarchy

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 [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:04+00:00 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

UDM wins Ward 30 in the Nelson Mandela Metro

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is pleased to win Ward 30 in the Nelson Mandela Metro By-Elections that were conducted yesterday. This is a big achievement for us as a Party and it shows that UDM is growing. We would like to congratulate Councillor Mandla Faltein for his undying hard work. Well done to him for all the effort. Faltein grew up within the Party and he knows the philosophy of the Organisation of putting [...]

2015-12-24T18:59:16+00:00 August 20th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|2 Comments

UDM condolences to the Orange Farm fire victims

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi: UDM Secretary General   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to convey a message of condolence to the family of 5 children who lost their lives during a shack fire in Orange Farm, Johannesburg. This is such a tragic and it could have been avoided if the ANC led government had fulfilled its promise of eradicating shack building throughout the country by the year 2014 which has come and [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:05+00:00 August 12th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM condolences to the Orange Farm fire victims

UDM Parliamentary Caucus denounces the Ad-hoc Committee on Nkandla as flawed and against the law

Statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa   After deliberations this morning the Caucus resolved as follows regarding the Nkandla Ad Hoc committee: 1. The new Ad-hoc committee process has not changed the original position of the UDM that the President must not use the Executive and Parliament to undermine the report of the Public Protector, but should in line with legal prescripts; approach the appropriate court for a judicial review. 2. Irrespective of the findings [...]

President Zuma to look into issues raised by Bantu Holomisa: Moretele Local Municipality

Issued by the Office of the Presidency President Jacob Zuma has assigned the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to look into the issues raised by United Democratic Movement leader and Member of Parliament, Gen. Bantu Holomisa on the challenges facing Moretele Local Municipality, in the North West Province. General Holomisa has written to the President raising concerns about service delivery matters such as water and sanitation, roads infrastructure, public works programmes and general [...]

2016-10-28T20:45:04+00:00 July 17th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on President Zuma to look into issues raised by Bantu Holomisa: Moretele Local Municipality

Police must refrain from using grenades and live ammunition when dispersing members of the public

It is with great sadness that during the Youth Month in South Africa we hear of a sad event of a student that was shot and seriously injured by police. This shows that as a country, we are still far from being free. The act by the South African Police Service officials have once again taken us aback and reminded the nation of the sad times during the apartheid era when students were shot and [...]

2016-10-28T21:35:13+00:00 June 9th, 2015|2015 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Media statements: UDM, Police brutality, Youth Issues|Comments Off on Police must refrain from using grenades and live ammunition when dispersing members of the public