Reflection on the deployment of the SANDF in the Western Cape

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is aware that it has been several weeks since the deployment of the soldiers in some of the gang war areas in the Western Cape and the sad part is that the killings or the number of people being killed brutally in the area has not gone down. This in a way compels one to perhaps reflect on whether deployment was bad idea [...]

2019-08-21T13:47:16+02:00August 21st, 2019|2019 Archive, Bongani Msomi, Defence, Home|0 Comments

Bridging the gap: advancing civil military relations to deepen democracy

Address by Mr B Holomisa, MP (UDM President) at the Civil Military Relations Conference 2016, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria on 27 and 28 October 2016 ·         Programme Director, ·         Chairperson of the Defence Force Service Commission, Professor Van Harte, ·         Colleagues, ·         Ladies and Gentlemen 1.         Introduction Allow me to join the Chairperson of the Defence Force Service Commission in thanking the sponsors who made this event possible. As I was seated here yesterday, I [...]

2017-03-09T16:14:29+02:00October 28th, 2016|2016 Archive, Defence, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Bridging the gap: advancing civil military relations to deepen democracy

Budget Vote 22 : Defence and Military Veterans

Address by Mr BH Holomisa, MP (UDM President) on Budget Vote 22: Defence and Military Veterans on 23 July 2014 in the National Assembly Chairperson Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote 22. The department is one of the fortunate to have retained its Minister after 2014 elections therefore promising continuity of strategy and direction. As a member of the Defence Service Commission, I concur with defence force programme and [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:12+02:00July 23rd, 2014|2014 Archive, Speeches|Comments Off on Budget Vote 22 : Defence and Military Veterans

Crime Prevention Policy Proposals

1. Introduction In the short term the UDM will prioritise, firstly violent crime (murder, rape, assault, domestic violence), and secondly theft (especially armed robbery, hijacking/car theft and housebreaking). These priorities flow from the basic constitutional right to safety of person and property, to ensure that the freedom, dignity and respect of all South Africans are not violated by criminals. In the long term the UDM will implement Social Crime Prevention to address the root causes [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:20+02:00April 9th, 2014|Policy Positions|Comments Off on Crime Prevention Policy Proposals