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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

UDM sympathises with the Marikana Massacre victims and their families

The decision to take President Jacob Zuma to court by the family members, injured workers of the Marikana massacre and AMCU is the best action to force Zuma to release the findings of the investigation. As the United Democratic Movement, we are in full support of this decision and we hope he will realise the importance of the findings being made public as it is not just a report for the family and the injured [...]

2016-10-28T21:09:46+00:00 May 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Marikana Massacre, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM sympathises with the Marikana Massacre victims and their families

eTolls is just money laundering scheme for greedy individuals

It should be remembered that when Parliament approved guarantees for staging 2010 World Cup, as per Fifa demands. These guarantees were intended among others to improve stadiums, road infrastructure in the host cities. At no stage did parliament or government implied that such an expenditure would be claimed back by the state through schemes such as etolling. What is coming out clearly here is that some comrades became greedy and saw an opportunity to use [...]

2016-10-28T21:11:49+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|2015 Archive, eTolls, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on eTolls is just money laundering scheme for greedy individuals

Sport and politics cannot go together

On behalf of the United Democratic Movement, I wish to congratulate Dr Danny Jordaan for his appointment as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth. He is a well-known figure especially in the soccer fraternity and has achieved a lot in his life including being the President of South African Football Association, serving in FIFA and other Committees in Sport. However, as much as we don’t have anything against him, since this is a [...]

2016-10-28T21:17:48+00:00 May 20th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Sport and Recreation|Comments Off on Sport and politics cannot go together

UDEMWO CALLS FOR REVIEWAL OF THE PAROLE SYSTEM

Statement by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation condemns the gruesome killings of women throughout the country. We are also calling on the Department of Correctional Service to explain how the parole system works. One of the accused in the recent murder case of the young teacher, Jayde Panayiotou in Eastern Cape has been in and out of prison for serious cases which include robbery and possession of illegal firearm [...]

2015-05-07T16:05:49+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDEMWO CALLS FOR REVIEWAL OF THE PAROLE SYSTEM

16 Days of Activism 2014

It’s that time of the year again. And every year I wrestle with how we feel about the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence and Abuse against Women and Children campaign that kicks off on November and runs until December 10. Although the campaign is held for only sixteen days, for it to be successful it rests on each individual and the nation as a whole in taking action for the security, protection and [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00 November 27th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism 2014

Motion without Notice: Toddler Dies In Drain

Motion without Notice in the National Assembly by CN Majeke, MP Subject: Toddler Dies In Drain I move without notice on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM): that the house: (1) notes that on Saturday, 13 September of 2014, a toddler in Uitenhage died after falling into an uncovered storm water drain; (2) further notes that the residents in the community are reported to have frequently complained to the municipality [...]

2014-09-29T14:26:17+00:00 September 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Motion without Notice: Toddler Dies In Drain

Motion without notice on Ward 45, Buffalo City Municipality Councillor’s burnt home

Motion without notice on Ward 45, Buffalo City Municipality Councillor’s burnt home by CN Filtane (MP) I move without notice on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM): that the house: (1) Notes that on the evening of Tuesday the 9th of September 2014, Buffalo City Ward Councillor, Gideon Norexe’s house was allegedly burnt into ashes by angry residents. (2) Further notes that incidence took place just two weeks after the [...]

2014-09-29T14:23:02+00:00 September 16th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Motion without notice on Ward 45, Buffalo City Municipality Councillor’s burnt home

Motion without notice on Bryan Habana in the National Assembly

I move without notice on behalf the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) move without notice: That the house (1) Notes that Brayan Habana, who was born on the 12 June 1983 in Benoni, Johannesburg, Gauteng has contributed significantly on the field of play, Rugby. (2) Habana has proved without reasonable doubts his talent when in 2007 Rugby World Cup was named one of the best players and at the time he was [...]

2014-09-29T13:36:06+00:00 September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Motion without notice on Bryan Habana in the National Assembly

Incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court 10 September 2014

Motion without notice in the National Assembly on 11 September 2014 by ML Filtane, MP Motion without notice on the incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court yesterday, 10 September 2014 I hereby move, on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) move without notice, that the house; (1) Notes the incident which unfolded at the Mthatha High Court yesterday where two dangerous suspects died on the scene and one official [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00 September 11th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Incident which unfolded at the Umtata High Court 10 September 2014

Tribute to a liberation struggle hero: Ndabambi Mthenjane

Motion without Notice in the National Assembly by Ms Majeke, MP Subject: Tribute to a liberation struggle hero: Ndabambi Mthenjane I move without notice on behalf of the Chief Whip of the United Democratic Movement, that the house notes that: Mr Ndabambi Mthenjane an unsung liberation struggle hero passed away on 28 August 2014 at his Soweto home. Mr Mthenjane who turned 100 years on the 28 February 2014, is known for his firebrand activism with unlimited [...]

2014-09-29T13:44:05+00:00 September 11th, 2014|Archives, Media statements: UDM, Motions Without Notice|Comments Off on Tribute to a liberation struggle hero: Ndabambi Mthenjane

Follow-up question: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Follow up questions to the Governance Cluster - Question 107 – Hon Filtane – Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minster, the Auditor General’s Report (2012-13) for municipalities shows an increase on the Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure of 31% of which 41% is attributed to EC Municipalities including the KSD Municipality wherein more than R7 m has been reported to have been spent irregularly, unauthorised and fruitlessly. What is the department’s plan to deal with what [...]

2014-09-29T14:07:27+00:00 September 10th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Questions in Parliament|Comments Off on Follow-up question: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Distasteful Claims that Madonsela is a CIA plant

Statement issued by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The barrage of attacks, both on the person and office, of the Public Protector are becoming more and more creative. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the claims that she is on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) payroll and we find it distasteful. The sounds coming from the peanut gallery are a desperate attempt at discrediting a constitutional body that is doing its job properly. [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00 September 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Distasteful Claims that Madonsela is a CIA plant

UDM: Why can’t the Dalai Lama visit South Africa?

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR BONGANI MSOMI, UDM SECRETARY GENERAL The United Democratic Movement (UDM) wants to know why the Dalai Lama is, yet again, barred from entering South Africa. Maybe it’s third time lucky? How ironic that a peaceful leader, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, cannot visit South Africa to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, whilst we are proud of those South Africans who have been bestowed the same [...]

2014-09-29T14:14:48+00:00 September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM: Why can’t the Dalai Lama visit South Africa?

UDM Women’s organisation: reaction to rape of Bongiwe Mnguni

Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) believes it is a travesty that women in the workplace, both in the private and public service, are not safe from sexual harassment, abuse, violence and rape. One of the main reasons why people with much needed skills, such as doctors and nurses, leave for greener pastures is that they are not safe at their places of work. We have [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00 September 4th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDM Women’s organisation: reaction to rape of Bongiwe Mnguni