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PIC Scandal

2018 Letter to Finance Minister re Unmasking Harith/Lebashe/PIC conflict of interest and alleged corruption: questions that need urgent answers 02 July 2018 Letters to President Ramphosa: 19 July 2018 26 June 2018 08 June 2018 31 May 2018 Court documents: Explanatory affidavit by Mr Mondli Gungubele, Deputy Minister of Finance (10 July 2018) - (965 KB) Notice of application for leave to appeal in Lebashe/Harith gag order (16 July 2018) Court Order (16 July 2018) [...]

2018-07-24T20:15:00+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PIC Scandal

Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE LOCAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT, PORT ELIZABETH ) CASE NO.: ......................... In the matter between: UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT                                       1st Applicant MONGAMELI ELLCOTTE BOBANI                                           2nd Applicant and THE NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                                1st Respondent   THE SPEAKER OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL             OF NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                                                                     2nd Respondent THE CITY MANAGER OF NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                            3rd Respondent [...]

2017-08-31T15:06:47+00:00August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

UDM reacts on R14m pato WSU student while others are paid R46 for meals

Statement issued by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa - UDM Deputy President and Chief Whip The so-called accidental payment of R14 million to a student at Walter Sisulu University is baffling and smacks of gross negligence, maladministration and neglect of legal obligations to safe guard public monies, which may be characterised as a corrupt activity. This happens when other students are erroneously given R46 by the same University. The UDM demands that a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances [...]

2017-08-31T11:31:38+00:00August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM reacts on R14m pato WSU student while others are paid R46 for meals

NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Coalition Opposition Party 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 NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT 1.    The United Democratic Movement (UDM) National Executive Committee (NEC) met on Saturday, 5 August 2017. The [...]

2017-08-25T08:31:49+00:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT

UDEMWO commends swift rescue of SA woman from human trafficking operation

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is pleased with the result of the joint operation that led to the swift rescue of Princess Mahlangu who fell victim, alongside women from various other countries, to a human trafficking operation. This incident adds to the widespread pandemic of exploitation of women in South Africa. Her story is one of many South African women who become victims of [...]

2017-07-31T14:50:19+00:00July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDEMWO commends swift rescue of SA woman from human trafficking operation

Towards a National Convention

UDM Discussion Document "Towards a National Convention: The state of South Africa and finding a new common vision" (4 May 2017) Bantu Holomisa's letter to National Foundations Dialogue Initiative (http://www.nfdi.org.za/) dialogue session on “Why does South Africa need a National Dialogue? A call to the Nation.”

2017-05-04T14:08:45+00:00May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Towards a National Convention

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 [...]

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

Hon Speaker and members A country with high levels of poverty, high unemployment rate, high levels of inequality, blended with leadership whose attention is on filling their pockets through corrupt activities, breeds all social evils including criminality. Compounding the situation is that the African Agenda we were once known to be its champions, has taken a back seat. We must agree that, indeed the violence we see today in KZN with a potential to spread [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+00:00April 17th, 2015|Open Letters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO):The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with a male candidate Mr. Glen Mashinini is not an appropriate choice. Statement by Ms Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General We are not pleased by the recent appointment of Mr Glen Mashinini, the former Presidential Advisor as the new chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) replacing Pansy Tlakula. As women the appointment of a male candidate does not sit well and it shows clearly [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+00:00March 11th, 2015|Issues, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The replacement of Pansy Tlakula with Mr. Glen Mashinini

Dirco DG Matjila on special leave; multi-faceted forensic audit required

Dirco DG Matjila on special leave; multi-faceted forensic audit required statement Mr Bantu Holomisa (UDM President) (20 September 2013) We welcome the news that the Director General (DG) of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mr Jerry Matjila, has been placed on special leave following the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) exposure of alleged irregular expenditure to the tune of half a billion rand of the African Renaissance and International Co-Operation Fund (ARF). Apparently [...]

2013-10-17T07:22:16+00:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dirco DG Matjila on special leave; multi-faceted forensic audit required

UDM calls for McCord rescue

UDM calls for McCord rescue - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 19 September 2013 The news that a prominent hospital in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will be closing its doors soon is very saddening news. The McCord Hospital has an excellent track of sterling service, and has a pivot role to play in the fight against the HIV/AID epidemic and related diseases, due to its strategic location. KZN can ill afford to lose such a [...]

2013-10-17T07:31:51+00:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM calls for McCord rescue

Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University

Member's Statement by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP and UDM Deputy Secretary General, in the National Assembly regarding Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University is jeopardising futures of Eastern Cape youth The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is very concerned about the manner in which Government and the Minister of Higher Education are handling the crises at Walter Sisulu University (WSU). If not for the intervention of civil society, under the leadership [...]

2013-10-17T08:22:52+00:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minister Nzimande’s failure to address problems at the Walter Sisulu University

Time is now for Tripartite Alliance to be disbanded

Time is now for Tripartite Alliance to be disbanded - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 18 September 2013 The UDM cannot but state the obvious, which is that the foundation of the Tripartite alliance is visibly shaking, and partners are feeling uncomfortable with this marriage of convenience. The common enemy, Apartheid, has been defeated, leading to a situation where the alliance is no longer relevant. The ANC’s appointment of their deputy president, Cyril [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+00:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Time is now for Tripartite Alliance to be disbanded

Health Department in ICU

Health Department in ICU - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 12 September 2013 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes the commissioning of a five-person task team to investigate issues in the Eastern Cape relating to the growing health crisis. It is evident that the Minister does not have his finger on the pulse of the nation’s health, and that this token is definitely too little too late. To add insult to injury, [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:27+00:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Health Department in ICU

UDM marches for Marikana Justice

UDM marches for Marikana Justice - statement by Mr Bongani Msomi (UDM Secretary General) on 11 September 2013 The United Democratic Movement (UDM) reiterates its call for government to pay for all legal representation of the Marikana victims at the Farlam Commission. In doing so government will be serving Lady Justice by levelling the playing field and ensuring that the scene is set for justice to be effected. It is a pity that the ANC led [...]

2013-10-17T07:26:52+00:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM marches for Marikana Justice