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UDM TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL ARENA

2017-09-14T15:57:14+00:00 September 14th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP - UDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) had started its road on the transformation of South Africa into a Winning Nation on 27 September 1997 at the then World Trade Centre in Kempton Park. The Party was born with its feet firmly in the new South Africa. In retrospect, the UDM was ahead of its time. We were the first to bat on the wicket of good [...]

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Police brutality is still a reality in S.A

2017-09-14T14:21:45+00:00 September 14th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Police brutality, Safety and Security|

Statement issued by Mr Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) in the strongest terms condemns the police brutality displayed at a service delivery protest in Hout Bay in the Western Cape, where a fourteen-year-old boy was allegedly shot in the mouth by security forces. We are appalled that the young boy was not only shot at once, but several times! It means the officer/s had intended to do grievous bodily [...]

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

2017-09-13T13:16:41+00:00 September 13th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Media statements: UDM, Open Letters|

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 [...]

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Learner gang raped by her teachers

2017-09-12T11:54:16+00:00 September 12th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Higher and Basic Education, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja – UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is shocked about reports of a viral video, where a principal and two teachers are gang raping a school girl in KwaZulu-Natal. This act is too insane and disgusting to even contemplate. Parents send their children to school in the hope that, while learning, they are safe. But, these depraved individuals proved us wrong. Even the head of the school, [...]

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UDEMWO is stunned by gang rape case in Komani, EC

2017-09-06T13:40:56+00:00 September 6th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO, Women's Issues|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is shocked by the incident of a 27 year old woman that was gang raped by three men in Komani, Eastern Cape. The incident that saw one of the rapists being stabbed to death while the other two men were injured by the mother of the victim opens wounds to women. This incident is unfortunate. As the United Democratic [...]

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UDM reacts on South Africa exiting recession with 2.5% of GDP Growth

2017-09-05T14:13:18+00:00 September 5th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Economy, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

STATEMENT ISSUED BY MR NQABAYOMZI KWANKWA – UDM DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND CHIEF WHIP The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the good news of South Africa’s exit from the recession. The poorest of the poor need a better performing economy to take them out of poverty, unemployment and inequality. We hope, corruption which compounds these triple challenges, will also be defeated and buried with urgency, so that this improved economic performance benefits the people; not the [...]

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UDM reaction on the alleged cracking down on political opponents in Lesotho

2017-09-04T11:42:03+00:00 September 4th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Economy, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa – UDM President The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is disturbed by the reports of alleged political intolerance in Lesotho. In this regard, we call on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), through its facilitator, the Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene with speed, and ensure political stability. We must do everything possible, and within our powers, to avert political instability that may result to loss [...]

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Arbor Day

2017-09-01T12:19:24+00:00 September 1st, 2017|2017 Archive, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Environment, Home, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|

Address by Mr B Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the Upper Ngqungqu Junior Secondary School in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape on 1 September 2017 Programme Director, Principal, teachers, parents and learners Ladies and Gentlemen I am humbled and yet extremely delighted to be re-joined with a place where my educational journey began. I am happy to be back here, wearing no uniform, carrying no slate and with no prospect of a corporal punishment administered to me [...]

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Bobani founding affidavit

2017-08-31T15:15:47+00:00 August 31st, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues|

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 [...]

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Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

2017-08-31T15:06:47+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

2017-08-31T11:31:38+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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UDM rejects DA’s dirty tricks campaign

2017-08-31T10:08:03+00:00 August 31st, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP Since the outrageous DA orchestrated ousting of Deputy Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan coalition government, such senior DA leaders as Mmusi Maimane, James Selfe, and Athol Trollip have relentlessly attacked the UDM, its loyal coalition partner until the DA breached the relationship. I trust that the High Court will separate fact from fiction and that the honourable court will see through the [...]

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UDM is concerned about fatalies in the mines

2017-10-02T14:34:19+00:00 August 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Minerals and Energy, SA Mining Industry|

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) conveys a message of condolences to the families of the mineworkers who tragically lost lives at Kusasalethu Mine, Carltonville. We pray that those still trapped underground will be brought to surface. The families are not alone in this sad time. This incident is a reminder of unsafe environment mineworkers are working under.  The latest tragedy is yet another incident that gives [...]

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

2017-08-25T08:31:49+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Dlamini-Zuma visit to Marikana – a gimmick

2018-01-24T15:30:48+00:00 August 24th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Human rights, Marikana Massacre, Media statements: UDEMWO, Thandi Nontenja|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) notes with anger the visit of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in Marikana, North West. It was just a gimmick. Her visit was nothing but a campaigning stunt. As the country celebrated women and their role in the month of August, we do not remember her visiting or mentioning anything about the women who lost their relatives during Marikana Massacre. Dlamini [...]

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UDEMWO disappointed by SA law on Grace Mugabe

2017-08-16T10:13:34+00:00 August 16th, 2017|2017 Archive, Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDEMWO|

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General As the country celebrates women, the abuse continues to take place. As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are disappointed by the reports of Mrs Grace Mugabe who allegedly assaulted a 20 old year old woman in Sandton, just few days after Women’s Day. For someone in her position to behave the way she did is saddening. Mrs Mugabe’s actions cannot be justified and [...]

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