|Open Letters

Status of the UDM as part of the co-governance agreement; setting the record straight

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP President, African Christian Democratic Party Mr Mosiuoa Lekota, MP President, Congress of the People Mr Mmusi Maimane, MP Leader, Democratic Alliance Dr Pieter Groenewald, MP Leader, Freedom Front Plus Dear Colleagues STATUS OF THE UDM AS PART OF THE CO-GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT; SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT Straight off the bat I wish to inform you that I take exception to the four signatories’ giving me [...]

2018-09-06T12:25:01+00:00September 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Coalition Government, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Status of the UDM as part of the co-governance agreement; setting the record straight

The Public Investment Corporation: concerns regarding time being taken to institute commission of inquiry and the PIC board appointing forensic auditors

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Dear Mr President This matter has reference. The United Democratic Movement is very concerned that there is no movement in terms of the appointment of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) commission of inquiry. Sir, in this matter, we want to remind you that Minister Nene had initially, in his court papers, said that he saw nothing untoward at the PIC. This raised some eyebrows at the time. His [...]

2018-09-04T11:18:16+00:00September 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Public Investment Corporation: concerns regarding time being taken to institute commission of inquiry and the PIC board appointing forensic auditors

The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit

Dear Mr President The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit I refer to the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) letters addressed to your office, as well as the one that we wrote to finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, all regarding the alleged corruption and conflict of interest of various companies/individuals and their relationships with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). We noted that minister Nene has instructed the [...]

2018-07-26T16:52:15+00:00July 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on The Public Investment Corporation: Harith/Lebashe conflicts of interest and terms of reference of the forensic audit

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+00:00June 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

@PresidencyZA, UDM writes to #PresidentRamaphosa abt #corruption in #PIC: Mr President plz walk the talk! Scandal bigger than #Guptas?

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Union Buildings Private Bag X 1000 Pretoria 0001 and Deputy Chief Justice RMM Zondo Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Mr President and Deputy Chief Justice THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION, THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE PENSION FUND AND SUSPECTED CORRUPTION; A SCANDAL BIGGER THAN THE GUPTA-FAMILY’S STATE CAPTURE? 1. I refer to the below information [...]

2018-05-31T10:32:59+00:00May 31st, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on @PresidencyZA, UDM writes to #PresidentRamaphosa abt #corruption in #PIC: Mr President plz walk the talk! Scandal bigger than #Guptas?

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+00:00May 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

Open letter to Wesbank CEO re meeting about banks and car dealers’ relationships

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President Dear Mr De Kock LETTER OF GRATITUDE Our meeting of the 10th of May 2018 refers. I wish to express my gratitude that you convened us in the manner that you did. We are particularly grateful that you took time out of your busy schedule to prioritise this matter and to listen to us and allow us to engage with you. I believe it was a [...]

2018-05-11T14:27:28+00:00May 11th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Open letter to Wesbank CEO re meeting about banks and car dealers’ relationships

Open Letter to Wesbank CEO re corruption in motor vehicle sales – immoral alliance between banks and car dealers

Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President OPEN LETTER Mr Chris de Kock WesBank Chief Executive Officer Enterprise Road Fairland 2170 Dear Mr De Kock CORRUPTION IN MOTOR VEHICLE SALES – IMMORAL ALLIANCE BETWEEN BANKS AND CAR DEALERS Background In November of 2004, a senior government official, Mr Mzukisi Ndara is induced into buying a 2004 Nissan X-Trail 2.2 Diesel S.E. with approximately 7,000 kilometres distance travelled on the odometer, with a registration number [...]

2018-05-02T15:36:52+00:00May 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Open Letters|8 Comments

#NMBCoalition – DA admitted mistakes were made, Bantu Holomisa writes to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane

Dear Mr Maimane NELSON MANDELA BAY COALITION: MISTAKES WERE MADE REGARDING THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SPEAKER OF COUNCIL CONDUCTED THE NMBMM COUNCIL MEETING OF 24 AUGUST 2017 1. I refer to matter of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (NMBMM) Council meeting of 24 August 2017 at which a motion of no confidence was instituted by the Patriotic Alliance (PA), against our Deputy Executive Mayor, Cllr Mongameli Bobani. 2. The United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) [...]

2017-11-30T20:00:44+00:00October 18th, 2017|2017 Archive, Coalition Government, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Local Government, Open Letters, Political Realignment|Comments Off on #NMBCoalition – DA admitted mistakes were made, Bantu Holomisa writes to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to DA leader Mr Mmusi Maimane

Mr Mmusi Maimane Democratic Alliance Federal Leader   Dear Mr Maimane NELSON MANDELA BAY COALITION: UDM REACTION TO DA’S USE OF PwC “DRAFT REPORT” TO BESMIRCH OUR CLLR BOBANI AND THE UDM: APOLOGY REQUIRED FROM YOU AND YOUR PARTY I refer to the “draft report” which had been prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in terms of which the Democratic Alliance (DA) had masterminded a dubious campaign to remove from office the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Deputy [...]

2017-09-13T13:16:41+00:00September 13th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to DA leader Mr Mmusi Maimane

Inappropriateness of Ms B Mbete presiding over the debate on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma

Honourable Ms Baleka Mbete, MP Speaker of the National Assembly PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Dear Madam Speaker Inappropriateness of your presiding over the debate on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma The above matter has reference. I write on behalf of the leaders of the African Christian Democratic Party, African People’s Convention, Congress of the People, Democratic Alliance, Economic Freedom Fighters, Inkatha Freedom Party and the United Democratic Movement. We met [...]

2017-07-14T19:04:54+00:00July 14th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Zumagate|Comments Off on Inappropriateness of Ms B Mbete presiding over the debate on the motion of no confidence in President Zuma

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Parliament Speaker Honourable Baleka Mbete

Honourable Ms Baleka Mbete, MP Speaker of the National Assembly PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Per email: speaker@parliament.gov.za   Dear Madam Speaker YOUR REQUEST FOR INPUT FROM POLITICAL PARTIES ON A SECRET BALLOT ON THE MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA This matter has reference. 1.    The context of the Constitutional Court judgement In giving the Constitutional Court’s unanimous judgement, on 22 June 2017, on the matter [...]

2017-07-12T16:54:27+00:00July 12th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Parliament Speaker Honourable Baleka Mbete

#Concourt: Nqabayomzi Kwankwa writes to the Speaker on secret ballot

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Dear Madam Speaker CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULING ON SECRET BALLOT AND THE MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC We refer to our letter, that was subsequently withdrawn, sent on 3 April 2017 wherein we lodged a motion of no-confidence in the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr JG Zuma. In light of today’s ruling of the Constitutional Court regarding your discretionary power to allow for a [...]

2017-06-23T15:49:22+00:00June 22nd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Zumagate|Comments Off on #Concourt: Nqabayomzi Kwankwa writes to the Speaker on secret ballot

Open Letter by Thandi Nontenja to Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato

Mr Dan Plato Western Cape Minister of Community Safety 35 Wales Street 5th Floor Cape Town 8000 Dear Mr Plato UDEMWO calls for quick intervention on crimes against the women and children on the Cape Flats The unabated incidents of rape and murders, on the Cape Flats, targeted at women and children caught our attention. Since the beginning of the year, several women and children have fallen victim to such crimes and we are worried [...]

2017-05-12T13:21:24+00:00May 3rd, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Open Letters, Women's Issues|Comments Off on Open Letter by Thandi Nontenja to Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato

Towards a National Convention, the UDM writes to leaders of political parties and civil society #OneVision

Dear Leaders A NATIONAL CONVENTION: THE UDM’s VIEWS ON SOLUTIONS TO THE CRISIS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND LOOKING BEYOND MARCHING FOR THE REMOVAL OF PRESIDENT ZUMA 1. Introduction When South Africans marched under the leadership of the opposition parties at the National Day of Action (12 April 2017), I advised that we cannot march forever, but that we must find a way to converge under one roof to discuss South Africa’s future. The United Democratic [...]

2017-06-13T15:03:24+00:00April 18th, 2017|#NationalSummit, 2017 Archive, Home, Open Letters|Comments Off on Towards a National Convention, the UDM writes to leaders of political parties and civil society #OneVision

UDM writes to Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence to request urgent meeting to quiz origins of the so-called Intelligence Report

Dear Mr Nqakula REQUEST FOR URGENT MEETING: JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE The above matter refers. In my capacity as a member of the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, I request that you convene an urgent meeting of the Committee to consider the widely reported and circulated ‘Intelligence Report’ [the Report] that purportedly has been the central reason for the change of leadership in the National Treasury. In order for the Committee to be [...]

2017-06-13T15:04:51+00:00April 4th, 2017|2017 Archive, Economy, Home, Intelligence, Open Letters, Zumagate|Comments Off on UDM writes to Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence to request urgent meeting to quiz origins of the so-called Intelligence Report