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UDM Members of Parliament

Mr Mncedisi Filtane, MP

Member of the following committees:
Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Portfolio Committee on Public Works
Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform
Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation

Mncedisi Filtane hails from the Eastern Cape and matriculated from Clarkebury High School. After school, he showed interest in the legal profession, but ultimately found himself (over a long professional career) in the private sector in various management and sales positions.

During his tenure at the Transkei Government, Mr Filtane worked with land matters, which included the allocation of land and conflict resolution between various stakeholders.

As an employee of the Ntinga OR Tambo Development Agency, Mr Filtane was part of a team that developed agricultural cooperatives and was awarded the honour of Team Builder of the Year in 2007. He is a born networker and effectively used this skill at his various places of employ and, up to today, in his work in the name of the United Democratic Movement (UDM).

Mr Filtane is also a successful entrepreneur and most notable of these endeavours is his passion to create sustainable community-driven projects such as the facilitation of the building of schools and the provision of water and sanitation to the Lambasi Dairy in the OR Tambo District. Mr Filtane is a skilled manager and has, over the years, managed millions of Rands worth of community projects and local initiatives.

He is no stranger to the electoral system in South Africa and discharged duties for the Independent Electoral Commission in the 1994 and 1999 National and Provincial Elections in South Africa, as well as the 2000 Municipal Elections.

Since 2014, Mr Filtane serves the Party as a Member of the National Assembly. His very wide experience in business (from multi-level to retail), is something that comes in handy in the execution of his Parliamentary duties when analysing complex business-related reports on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr Filtane was elected to the position of National Deputy-Chairperson of the United Democratic Movement in December 2015, at the Party’s National Congress in Bloemfontein. By virtue of his office, he is responsible for any disciplinary cases that are elevated to national level.

Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP (NCOP Eastern Cape)

Member of the following committees:
Select Committee on Education and Recreation
Select Committee on Social Services
Select Committee on Economic and Business Development
Select Committee on Trade and International Relations
Select Committee on Finance
Select Committee on Appropriations
Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings
Select Committee on Security and Justice
Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources
Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises
Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP

Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP


Member of the following committees:
Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs
Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation

Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP (UDM Chief Whip)


Member of the following committees:
Portfolio Committee on Economic Development
Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises
Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration as well as Perfomance Monitoring and Evaluation
Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development
Standing Committee on Finance
Standing Committee on Appropriations

Mrs Cynthia Nocollege Majeke, MP

Member of the following committees:
Portfolio Committee on Basic Education
Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency
Committee on Multiparty Womens Caucus

UDM Members of Eastern Cape Legislature


Mr Maxwell Mhlati, MPL (Whip)

Mr Masiza Mhlati, MPL (Leader of the UDM and SCOPA Chairperson)


Mr Thando Mpulu, MPL (Whip)