|Media statements: UDM

UDM shocked by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is shocked and disappointed by the state of affairs within the Gauteng Human Settlements Department, where more than R900 million is being withdrawn by Treasury, after the Department had apparently, amongst other things, failed to and/or unlawfully spent the budget. The withdrawal of the funds, meant for the creation of sustainable and integrated human settlement, clearly shows that the Department is incapable of delivery to our suffering people. Housing is [...]

2017-03-09T16:15:14+00:00 October 14th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on UDM shocked by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements

Pravin Gordhan to have his day in court

The United Democratic Movement has noted that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been issued with a formal summons to appear in court in relation to the South African Revenue Services “rogue unit”. While we believe that no-one is above the law, this matter must be handled with the utmost care so that it does not have an adverse effect on the South African economy. We already heard that the rand tanked with 2.93% within minutes [...]

2017-03-09T16:15:28+00:00 October 11th, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Pravin Gordhan to have his day in court

Bantu Holomisa requests meeting of political leaders and IEC regarding ANC leadership’s criticism of Mr Terry Tselane

Dear Mr Mashinini REQUEST FOR AN URGENT MEETING OF THE LEADERS OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES REPRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT The above matter has reference. It has come to my attention that the African National Congress (ANC) has declared the Deputy Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC), Mr Terry Tselane, an enemy. It is alleged that, at the IEC National Results Centre (in Pretoria) for the 2016 Municipal Elections, the Secretary General of the [...]

2016-10-28T18:58:24+00:00 September 26th, 2016|2016 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa requests meeting of political leaders and IEC regarding ANC leadership’s criticism of Mr Terry Tselane

UDM reacts to Zuma – ANC’s ‪‎CountdownToVictory

Mr Jacob Zuma should rather look at his organisation which is currently contradicting the positive gains of our history under his leadership. Who has ever thought that a liberated South Africa would be led by a questionable character like himself who lavishly and exclusively spends taxpayers monies without having any regrets, thereby superseding the negative conduct of former Apartheid Presidents. Shockingly superseding! His organization is promoting lawlessness and politics of thuggery as we speak. Realistically, [...]

2016-10-28T18:40:41+00:00 July 15th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Zuma – ANC’s ‪‎CountdownToVictory

Condolence with the passing away of Dumisani (Mazola) Mafu

Receiving news of the untimely departure of Dumisani Mazola Mafu is with immense distress and profound sadness. His passing away robs us of one of the greatest sons of our people, a former Commander of Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) in particular in the then Transkei Region, a leader and a friend to many. Mazola is the former MK soldier and commander, and he was a link between the then Transkei Defence Force and MK in Lusaka. [...]

2016-10-28T18:56:47+00:00 July 11th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Tributes|Comments Off on Condolence with the passing away of Dumisani (Mazola) Mafu

UDM condemns violent protests in Tshwane

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the direction this country is taking under the leadership of the ruling party, ANC. Currently, Tshwane is in flames, with disgruntled ANC members are taking to the streets burning tyres and destroying the little that the community has. We condemn, amongst others, the looting of shops, burning of cars, damage to private properties and harming of innocent lives. These reckless acts by the protesters are unacceptable. The [...]

Speaker of the National Assembly condones abuse of public monies

Statement by Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly The closing remarks by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms. Baleka Mbete during the debate on the Parliamentary budget are shocking and preposterous. Her condonation of the abuse of public money by the Parliamentary officials, who blew R1m on a holiday spree in London, led by the Secretary of Parliament, is a clear demonstration of arrogance and abuse of power. Ms. Mbete has absolved the [...]

2016-10-28T19:48:25+00:00 May 13th, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on Speaker of the National Assembly condones abuse of public monies

UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The long awaited report on the allegations of mass corruption in the 1999 arms deal has not surprised anyone. It only adds to the shelves of South Africa, another white-washed report whose objective is nothing less than clearing comrades from Luthuli House. Our memories are still fresh from the damning findings of the Durban High Court, in which evidence carried in the notorious encrypted fax, recording an alleged [...]

2016-10-28T19:35:16+00:00 April 21st, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Defence, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

Our freedom and democracy on the verge of collapse: What is to be done?

Statement by Mr. BH Holomisa, UDM President   Yesterday, the 5th of April 2016, the ANC members of the National Assembly have once again violated their oath of office and acted in contempt of the Constitutional Court. Led by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, John Jeffery, they argued that there was no order to impeach Mr. Zuma, knowing fully well that the court would not do that. Once again and in abuse [...]

2016-10-28T19:51:44+00:00 April 6th, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Our freedom and democracy on the verge of collapse: What is to be done?

UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP The damning Constitutional Court judgment against President Zuma and the ANC dominated National Assembly are a vindication of a position that the United Democratic Movement (UDM) has always held: that the African National Congress (ANC) has given the country a dubious person in the name of a president. Today the Constitutional Court has confirmed that this man is a danger to the constitution and our constitutional democracy. [...]

2016-10-28T20:00:06+00:00 March 31st, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

UDM appeals for good behaviour on the roads

As we are all going to the Easter holiday, we know that there are drivers who will put the lives of the innocent commuters at risk. Most accidents are caused by those driving under the influence of alcohol, driving tired, driving at high speed, vehicles that are not roadworthy and/or overloading. As the United Democratic Movement (UDM) we are calling on drivers to obey the rules on the roads, abide with the law and drive [...]

2016-10-28T19:57:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Transport|Comments Off on UDM appeals for good behaviour on the roads

UDM reacts on President Zuma’s answers to question on Gupta’s Role in the appointment of Ministers

Media Statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP This afternoon the President had an opportunity to take the country into his confidence and either confirm or deny the revelations made by the Deputy Minister of Finance, yesterday. Alas, he chose utter arrogance and maximum denialism in defense of his travelers, the Guptas family and his own. His attitude in dealing with this issues of national importance, confirms that once again, he has neglected the country [...]

2016-10-28T19:59:28+00:00 March 17th, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM reacts on President Zuma’s answers to question on Gupta’s Role in the appointment of Ministers

UDM reacts on Gupta’s offering Deputy Minister Jonas a position of Finance Minister

Media statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa MP United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the shocking confirmations made the Deputy Minister of Finance Mr. Mcebisi Jonas this afternoon. His bold decision demonstrate his commitment to his oath of office and confirms that at least within the ruling party there are some who puts South Africa and its citizens first. This behaviour by the Gupta family can only be best described as treason. Unfortunately, they have not [...]

2016-10-28T20:01:21+00:00 March 17th, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Economy, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts on Gupta’s offering Deputy Minister Jonas a position of Finance Minister

Isilimela Road in Port St Johns and the Mthatha High Court

Statement by Mr Mncedisi Filtane (MP) in the National Assembly Responding to the much published potential loss of the public monies, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) member of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Mr. Mncedisi Filtane, fielded this question to the Department: “What is that the department if doing about a much publicised potential loss surrounding the stalled road construction of the Isilimela Road in Port St Johns and whose contract value [...]

2016-10-28T20:13:23+00:00 March 8th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Speeches, Transport|Comments Off on Isilimela Road in Port St Johns and the Mthatha High Court

UDM condemns service disruptions by ANC in Ingquza Hill Municipality

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the disruption of public services due to internal strife amongst the African National Congress members in the Ingquza Hill Municipality. Most affected areas include ward 21 eMcobothini, ward 20 Hombe, and ward 16 Nkunzimbini. It is reported that this problem started three weeks ago when community members affiliated to the ruling party were not pleased with the Ward Councillors that are deployed in the affected areas. This has led [...]

2016-10-28T20:16:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on UDM condemns service disruptions by ANC in Ingquza Hill Municipality

SONA Debate: UDM comments on the reply by the President

The United Democratic Movement welcomes the comment made by the President in response to our call for an All-Inclusive National Economic Transformation Indaba. Notwithstanding his fears, we remain convinced that South Africans from all political and socio-economic persuasions are prepared to do everything possible for the growth and development of our economy. As South Africans did with the political transition, decided to embrace each other irrespective of different ideological positions and a painful experience, surely [...]

2016-10-28T20:22:07+00:00 February 18th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, SONA, Speeches|Comments Off on SONA Debate: UDM comments on the reply by the President