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UDM reacts to Zuma – ANC’s ‪‎CountdowntoVictory

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP Mr Jacob Zuma should rather look at his organization which is currently contradicting the positive gains of our history under his leadership. Who has ever thought that a liberated South Africa would be led by a questionable character like himself who lavishly [...]

UDEMWO condemns reckless drivers on the roads

Statement by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) would like to convey a message of condolences to the families and friends of the Eastern Cape nurses who were killed on their way to the graduation ceremony in Alice while others were seriously injured. [...]

CONDOLENCE WITH THE PASSING AWAY OF DUMISANI (MAZOLA) MAFU

Statement issued by Bantu Holomisa - UDM President Receiving news of the untimely departure of Dumisani Mazola Mafu is with immense distress and profound sadness. His passing away robs us of one of the greatest sons of our people, a former Commander of Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) in particular in the [...]

UDM condemns violent protests in Tshwane

Statement issued by Khumbuza Bavu- Tshwane Regional Convenor As the United Democratic Movement (UDM) we are much concerned by the direction this country is taking under the leadership of the ruling party, ANC. Currently, Tshwane is in flames, disgruntled ANC members are taking to the streets burning tyres and destroying [...]

UDM President Bantu Holomisa’s remarks to the Cape Town Press Club

Speech by President Bantu Holomisa, MP Greetings: Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you very much for sharing this platform with me today. The electioneering season has begun and all of us are on the streets, to once again connect with the electorate. Chairperson, the United Democratic Movement in its 5th [...]

Speaker of the National Assembly condones abuse of public monies

Statement by Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly The closing remarks by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms. Baleka Mbete during the debate on the Parliamentary budget are shocking and preposterous. Her condonation of the abuse of public money by the Parliamentary officials, who blew R1m on a [...]

UDESMO mourns for Wits students

Statement issued by Akhona Bavu, UDESMO Chairperson   The United Democratic Student Movement (UDESMO) would like to convey a message of condolences to the families and friends of the University students that were involved in a horrible car crash that has claimed their lives in Limpopo yesterday. This is such [...]

UDM President Bantu Holomisa speech – GAUTENG MANIFESTO 2016

Speech by UDM President Bantu Holomisa 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 [...]

UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

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 [...]

Condolences to ANC and Ekurhuleni community

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 [...]

NOTICE OF A MEETING WITH PRESIDING OFFICERS

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 [...]

REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY ENQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA.

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Letter by Bantu Holomisa to Thuli Mandonsela

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 [...]

UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

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 [...]

UDM appeals for behaviour on the roads

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

UDEMWO calls for swift intervention by government on WC women killings

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 [...]

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