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Message from UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the launch UDM Gauteng Manifesto for 2016 Municipal Elections

April 24th, 2016|2016 Election Campaign, Home, Speeches|

Chairperson, NEC Members of the UDM Members and Supporters of the United Democratic Movement Gauteng Citizens   WELCOME Welcome one and all, and thank you for making the effort to come and listen to the vision which the United Democratic Movement (UDM) has for people of Gauteng. In just over three months’ time, you will have an opportunity to have your say in which party should govern your municipalities. Through the ballot box, on the [...]

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UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

April 21st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

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 [...]

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Condolences to ANC and Ekurhuleni community

April 19th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|

ANC Secretary General 54 Pixley Seme & Hellen Joseph Street Johhanesburg 2001   Dear Mr Mantashe   CONDOLONCES TO THE ANC AND EKURHULENI COMMUNITY The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to convey a message of condolence to the families and friends of those who lost lives in the bus tragedy that occurred between Winburg and Ventersburg, on their way back from ANC Manifesto Launch in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape over the weekend. We also [...]

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NOTICE OF A MEETING WITH PRESIDING OFFICERS

April 11th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|

Ms Baleka Mbete Speaker to the National Assembly Republic of South Africa Private Bag X15 Cape Town 8000   Dear Honourable Speaker   NOTICE OF A MEETING WITH PRESIDING OFFICERS – 13 APRIL 2016. The above matter has reference. Your notice of a meeting between the Presiding Officers and Leaders of Political Parties in Parliament is confirmed. On the 18th of February 2016, I wrote to you requesting that your office direct the Joint Standing [...]

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REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA.

April 7th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|

Ms Baleka Mbete Speaker to the National Assembly Republic of South Africa Private Bag X15 Cape Town 8000   Dear Honourable Speaker   REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA. The above matter has reference. Following the scathing Constitutional Court judgment delivered on the 31st of March instant, and found amongst others: “ “Consistent with this constitutional injunction, an order will thus be made that the President’s failure to comply with the remedial action [...]

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OUR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE– What is to be done?

April 6th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

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 [...]

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Debate on the Removal of President in terms of section 89(1)(a) of the Constitution

April 5th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP in the National Assembly   Fellow South Africans   The fact is, the Constitutional Court has found Mr Zuma and the National Assembly to have failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution. Today South Africa finds itself with two organs of state that have lost the moral authority to be representatives of the people of South Africa. Mr Zuma’s unlawful actions, have sunk the Executive, the National Assembly, [...]

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Letter by Bantu Holomisa to Thuli Mandonsela

April 4th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR AN ADDENDUM TO THE COSTS OF NKANDLA. New details have emerged of how state funds were used to buy fittings, fixtures and building materials for private residence of the President. I am aware that your office was not granted access to this information, however, it is now in the public domain. The former Deputy Director General of the [...]

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UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

March 31st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

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. [...]

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UDM appeals for behaviour on the roads

March 23rd, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General 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 [...]

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

March 17th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

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 [...]

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

March 17th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

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 [...]

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UDEMWO calls for swift intervention by government on WC women killings

March 16th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Women's Issues|

Media Statement by Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is saddened and concerned by the growing numbers of women and children who have fallen victims of rape and murder in the Western Cape since the beginning of the year. What is more distressing is to know that these women and children are victims of crime in the hands of those close to them or someone they know. The time [...]

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UDEMWO calls for action to arrest Mafevuka’s killers

March 11th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we welcome the arrest of the suspects in the murder case of the 16 year old teenage girl, Franziska Blochliger in Tokai early this week. We commend the police and everyone who made the arrest possible and we hope that the case will not drag long before the alleged perpetrators are brought to book for their horrendous action. In [...]

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Racial Tension and conflict at South African Universities

March 9th, 2016|Archives, Higher education, Home, Issues, Speeches|

Address by Mr UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, The racial strife the #AfrikaansMustFall campaign has caused and other critical issues raised by the #FeesMustFall Movement should rouse us from our deep Rainbow Nation slumber! It is clear that the majority citizens clench pent up frustrations about an economic system that marginalises them and their languages more than two decades since we attained freedom. Kenyan Author, [...]

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ISILIMELA ROAD IN PORT ST JOHNS AND THE MTHATHA HIGH COURT

March 8th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|

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 [...]

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