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Holomisa discusses The “Rainbow Nation” and the Political Culture of South Africa in new SA

2018-08-15T11:18:05+00:00August 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Land|

• Programme Director • The faculty dean, Prof Van Wyk • Our hostess, Ms Busi Khaba • Staff members • Monash students • Ladies and gentlemen 1. Opening I want to thank our hostess, Ms Khaba, for reaching out to me and inviting me to have a chat with you today. I see many fresh faces in front of me and it is heartening to see young South Africans still interested in politics as [...]

UDEMWO: Rape victim, Khensani Maseko dies; another young life snuffed out

2018-08-17T10:10:49+00:00August 7th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shattered by yet another young life cut short due to abuse. The death of Khensani Maseko is another reminder that the abuse of women and children in this country is very much alive. It is clear that Maseko, like many other abused and raped women, was dying on the inside while pretending to be fine after her rape ordeal. The society [...]

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Bantu Holomisa’s address at the EFF’s 5th birthday

2018-08-17T10:11:41+00:00July 28th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Speeches|

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP and UDM President On the occasion of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ 5th anniversary at Mdantsane Stadium • Programme Director; • The Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters Mr Julius Malema; • The Deputy Commander in Chief Mr Floyd Shivambu; • The EFF Chairperson, Advocate Dali Mpofu • The entire National Command Leadership of the EFF; • The UDM chairperson in the Eastern Cape and member of the [...]

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UDEMWO: Another child murdered: Where is the women’s minister?

2018-08-17T10:25:27+00:00July 27th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues, Youth Issues|

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shaken by yet another murder, that of 4-year-old Uyathandwa Stuurman, in the Khayelitsha area. A few months ago, it was reported that statistics show that more than 2 600 children were murdered in the country over the last three years, while 41% of rapes committed were against minors. These statistics shock to the core. Women are living in fear for their [...]

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

2018-07-26T16:52:15+00:00July 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|

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 [...]

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NPA drops the case and Mduduzi Manana resigns as MP; something must be brewing?

2018-07-26T09:06:07+00:00July 26th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja, Women's Issues|

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is left pondering over the sudden resignation, as a member of parliament, of former deputy minister for higher education Mduduzi Manana. This after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided to not prosecute him for the alleged abuse of his domestic worker Christine Wiro. We are extremely disappointed by the NPA’s decision. For it to decide that the case is not winnable is not [...]

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UDM notes minister’s decision re PIC independent inquiry

2018-07-26T09:02:55+00:00July 25th, 2018|#PICScandal, 2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home|

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MPUDM President Media release by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President The United Democratic Movement notes finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s instruction to the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) board to commission a forensic investigation into allegations of corruption and to institute an independent inquiry into the PIC’s affairs. The mere fact that the minister has so decided shows that there must be prima facie evidence of wrong doing. We however [...]

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Government is failing or unwilling to solve taxi violence

2018-07-26T08:58:37+00:00July 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Civil Disobedience, Home, Transport|

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the continued violence in the taxi industry. The killing of eleven taxi operators at the weekend is senseless and not long ago, many lives were lost in Mthatha in taxi violence. It cannot be business as usual while our people are suffering. The country is in crisis, as far [...]

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Sassa beneficiaries are again the victim of inept management

2018-07-06T10:16:02+00:00July 6th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Social development and welfare, Thandi Nontenja|

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed by the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) debacle that continues to disadvantage beneficiaries, especially elderly pensioners. The so-called glitch in the social grant service is simply not a good enough reason, if there are any, to blame for the continued inept management of the system. Since the past weekend, pensioners all over were left in the dark after not [...]

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PIC Scandal

2018-07-24T20:15:00+00:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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) [...]

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UDEMWO condemns attack of teacher in school premises

2018-06-14T10:03:03+00:00June 14th, 2018|2018 Archive, Civil Disobedience, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is disturbed and shocked by the attack of a teacher by two students in a video that is making rounds on the social networks this week. The behaviour of the students is not acceptable. This incident occurred in school grounds in broad day light. It is reported that the assault started after the teacher confiscated a cell phone of one of the students when she was playing music [...]

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Round 2 of Mr Ndara’s ordeal with @WesBank. #WesBank vacillates on the immoral alliance between banks and car dealers. Where to now Mr De Kock?

2018-06-05T14:05:16+00:00June 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home|

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF WESBANK, CHRIS DE KOCK Dear Mr De Kock EXPRESSION OF CONCERN: CONDUCT OF THE BANK IN THE MATTER OF MR NDARA The email from Mr Mahoney to Mr Ndara dated 29 May 2018 bears reference. Mr Ndara has since brought the contents of this email to my attention, which came as a complete surprise. I had simply requested Mr Ndara to establish the exact date [...]

Allegations of misconduct against the Nelson Mandela Bay city manager Mr Johann Mettler

2018-06-05T14:40:38+00:00June 4th, 2018|2018 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|

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. [...]

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UDM National Election Workshop

2018-06-05T14:10:17+00:00June 3rd, 2018|2018 Archive, 2019 Election Campaign, Home, Media statements: UDM, Nqabayomzi Kwankwa|

#UDMRoadTo2019 The United Democratic Movement (UDM), held its National Election Workshop from the 1st to the 2nd of June, at Burgers Park Hotel, in Pretoria. The UDM can now confirm, with confidence, that it is all systems go. 2018. The workshop was attended by the national leadership, the representatives from provinces and regions, the youth, women and young professionals associate structures. President Holomisa said the gathering’s main purpose was to establish a [...]

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

2018-05-31T10:32:59+00:00May 31st, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters|

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 [...]

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UDM’s Thandi Nontenja on Mtubatuba by-elections: voter registration ahead of by-elections is a recipe for disaster as the results proved

2018-07-06T10:12:39+00:00May 24th, 2018|2018 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters, Thandi Nontenja|

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 [...]

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