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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 [...]

June 21st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|0 Comments

Additional information on the requested investigation into allegations of abuse of office by CETA CEO

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE REQUESTED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT/MALADMINISTRATION AND ABUSE OF OFFICE BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER [...]

May 24th, 2016|Archives, Home, Open Letters|0 Comments

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Archives, Higher education, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDESMO mourns for Wits students

DEBATE ON VOTE 24 – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP  in Parliament   Honourable Speaker and members   The United Democratic Movement (UDM), supports the budget vote with the following comments. Although the Department manages 64 000 hectors of [...]

April 29th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on DEBATE ON VOTE 24 – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

DEBATE ON VOTE 11 – Public Works

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members The United Democratic Movement (UDM), support the budget vote with the following important comments. The most common problems with this programme are: ·       [...]

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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 [...]

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Message from UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the launch UDM Gauteng Manifesto for 2016 Municipal Elections

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 [...]

April 24th, 2016|2016 Election Campaign, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Message from UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the launch UDM Gauteng Manifesto for 2016 Municipal Elections

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, [...]

April 21st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Arms Deal Commission Report

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 [...]

April 19th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|Comments Off on Condolences to ANC and Ekurhuleni community

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

April 4th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter by Bantu Holomisa to Thuli Mandonsela

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 [...]

March 31st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts to Concourt ruling on Nkandla

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 [...]

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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 [...]

March 17th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM reacts on President Zuma’s answers to question on Gupta’s Role in the appointment of Ministers

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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UDEMWO calls for action to arrest Mafevuka’s killers

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we welcome the arrest of the suspects in the murder case of the 16 year old teenage girl, Franziska [...]

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Racial Tension and conflict at South African Universities

Address by Mr UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, The racial strife the #AfrikaansMustFall campaign has caused and other critical issues raised by the #FeesMustFall Movement [...]

March 9th, 2016|Archives, Higher education, Home, Issues, Speeches|Comments Off on Racial Tension and conflict at South African Universities

ISILIMELA ROAD IN PORT ST JOHNS AND THE MTHATHA HIGH COURT

Statement by Mr Mncedisi Filtane (MP) in the National Assembly Responding to the much published potential loss of the public monies, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) member of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Public [...]

March 8th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Speeches|Comments Off on ISILIMELA ROAD IN PORT ST JOHNS AND THE MTHATHA HIGH COURT

OPEN LETTER BY UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA

Honourable Minister F Muthambi Department of Communication Room 155 120 Plein Street Cape Town 8000 The Chairperson SABC Board The Provincial Manager SABC Umhlobo Wenene Copied to: Secretary South African Council of Churches Party Political [...]

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Motion of No Confidence in the President

Address by Mr BH Holomisa MP in Parliament   Hon Speaker and Hon Members The South African electoral system does not enable the electorate to directly elect a President of the country. Contrary, South Africans vote [...]

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The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members Although agricultural sector’s relative contribution to the gross domestic product of the country is small and still declining, it nevertheless plays an important [...]

February 29th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy

CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PC ON PUBLIC WORKS ON EXPROPRIATION BILL

Address by Mr ML Filtane MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members   Chapter 2, section 9 and subsection 3 of the Constitution provides, “The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on [...]

February 24th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PC ON PUBLIC WORKS ON EXPROPRIATION BILL

UDM CONDEMNS SERVICE DISRUPTIONS BY ANC IN NGQUZA

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the disruption of public services due to internal strife amongst the African National Congress members in the Ngquza Hill municipality. [...]

February 22nd, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDM CONDEMNS SERVICE DISRUPTIONS BY ANC IN NGQUZA

UDM on the reply by the President to the SONA Debate

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The United Democratic Movement welcomes the comment made by the President in response to our call for an All-Inclusive National Economic Transformation Indaba. Notwithstanding his fears, we remain [...]

February 18th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on UDM on the reply by the President to the SONA Debate

Letter to Speaker re Guptas

Reference articles... Ms Baleka Mbete Speaker to the National Assembly Republic of South Africa Private Bag X15 Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable Speaker REFERENCE ARTICLES: • Mining Minister’s Gupta Trip • Name: Van Rooyen’s two [...]

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SONA Debate contrubution by Lennox Gaehler

ADDRESS BY LB Gaehler EC NCOP MP in the National Parliament Joint Sitting Hon Speaker, President and Honourable Members The drought that has visited our land has affected big, small, formal and informal farming sector, [...]

February 17th, 2016|Archives, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on SONA Debate contrubution by Lennox Gaehler

Debate on SONA contribution by Bantu Holomisa

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP IN PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA   Hon Speaker, Hon President and Members The South African economic situation demands that we adopt an approach that is all [...]

February 16th, 2016|2016 Election Campaign, Home, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on SONA contribution by Bantu Holomisa

UDM SONA Expectations

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The United Democratic Movement expects the President to outline: How is the government going to bring concrete and realistic solutions to our economic woes: Instead of the consumptive [...]

February 11th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDM SONA Expectations

Zuma must go

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa Zuma has no respect for the people of this country. He has embarrassed his own colleagues in the ruling party, in the process compromised the morale fibre of [...]

February 3rd, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on Zuma must go

UDM calls for Commission Of Inquiry on ARV crisis, Free State

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi. UDM Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement (UDM), we are stunned by the dire situation of ARV treatment shortage for HIV positive patients in the Free State province. The [...]

February 1st, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDM calls for Commission Of Inquiry on ARV crisis, Free State

KSD READY FOR 2016 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

Statement issued by UDM KSD Electoral Task Team The UDM in the KSD is ready for the 2016 Local Government Elections. Guided by our national manifesto, which was adopted and launched in our 5th National [...]

January 28th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on KSD READY FOR 2016 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

UDEMWO has no confidence in police

As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are shocked and saddened to hear that no arrests have been made on the recent rape attacks against two female students at the University of Cape [...]

January 26th, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO has no confidence in police

UDM welcomes the appointment of new Police Commissioners

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the appointment of the two Commissioners, Lieutenant General Baile Brenda Motswenyane who will be at the helm of the North West [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Archives, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDM welcomes the appointment of new Police Commissioners

Public Protector must investigate Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Madonsela  REQUEST FOR AN URGENT INVESTIGATION: Public Investment Corporation (PIC). I take this opportunity to welcome and wish you and your office, [...]

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UDM calls for National Pension Fund Forum

Statement issued by UDM President – MP, Bantu Holomisa The furore on the Tax Laws Amendment Act and Tax Administration requires an action by all contributors. This is more urgent given that the Public Investment [...]

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ANC must refrain from violence

Statement issued by UDM Secretary General, Bongani Msomi As the United Democratic Movement, we are disappointed by the ANC member, Bongani Mkongi, who holds a high position in the ruling party who took to social [...]

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Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Fellow South Africans, I herewith extend my heartfelt wishes for a peaceful 2015/2016 festive season. As we bid farewell to this year we are appreciative of our achievements and mindful of the challenges we face. [...]

December 24th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Newly elected UDM national office bearers

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is pleased to announce the new leadership that will be at the helm of the Party for the next five years. The new leadership is as follows: President: Bantu Holomisa Deputy [...]

December 14th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Newly elected UDM national office bearers

UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

Having met on its 5th Congress, the United Democratic Movement strives to create a South African government that responds to the socio-economic challenges confronting the nation. The UDM fifth Congress laid another brick towards building [...]

December 13th, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

Message of the UDM President of the UDM, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP Dear Voter This is our opportunity to demonstrate on a local level that there are solutions to the challenges that face us. United [...]

December 13th, 2015|2016 Election Campaign, Home|Comments Off on UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

Address by Bantu Holomisa, MP delivered at UDM 5th National Congress In Bloemfontein

Honoured guests, members, viewers at home, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to stand in front of you today, on behalf of the National Leadership, to report to back to you on our performance over [...]

UDM National Congress – Discussion document – State of the Nation

In preparation of the 5th UDM National Congress from 11 to 13 December 2015, the UDM issues the following discussion document on the State of the Nation. "A lot has been done since then to [...]

December 7th, 2015|2015 Archive, Discussion Documents, Home|Comments Off on UDM National Congress – Discussion document – State of the Nation

UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is delighted by the new ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal that has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder of Reeva Steenkamp. As UDEMWO, we welcome this [...]

December 3rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDEMWO, Media statements: UDM, Women's Issues|Comments Off on UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict

State of the Organisation – towards the UDM 5th National Congress

In preparation of the National Congress of the United Democratic Movement, this discussion document was developed to allow members to assess the state of the organisation from their point of view and engage in discussion [...]

October 26th, 2015|2015 Archive, Discussion Documents, Home|Comments Off on State of the Organisation – towards the UDM 5th National Congress

President Zuma to look into issues raised by General Holomisa

Issued by the Office of the Presidency President Jacob Zuma has assigned the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to look into the issues raised by United Democratic Movement leader and Member of Parliament, [...]

July 17th, 2015|Archives, Issues|Comments Off on President Zuma to look into issues raised by General Holomisa

UDEMWO is devastated by the recent horrific attack against a 14 year old girl in Grabouw

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General   As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) we are devastated by the recent attack on the 14 year old girl in Grabouw, Western Cape. We [...]

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Letter to President Jacob Zuma by UDM President Bantu Holomisa – SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION

Mr JG Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Tuynhuys Private Bag X 1000 Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable President, RE: SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION The [...]

July 15th, 2015|Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on Letter to President Jacob Zuma by UDM President Bantu Holomisa – SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION

Department of Correctional Service is letting down the nation

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi -  UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the growing number of prisoners escaping in correctional facilities throughout the country, which sometimes becomes a clear indication [...]

July 14th, 2015|Archives, Issues|Comments Off on Department of Correctional Service is letting down the nation

UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA REQUESTS AN INVESTIGATION BY PUBLIC PROTECTOR THULI MADONSELA : DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela   REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE - SCHOLAR TRANSPORT. I take this opportunity to [...]

July 10th, 2015|Archives, Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA REQUESTS AN INVESTIGATION BY PUBLIC PROTECTOR THULI MADONSELA : DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Letter by President Bantu Holomisa, MP to President Jacob Zuma – UDM proposes a way forward for Marikana Massacre

Mr J G Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Tuynhys Private Bag x 1000 Cape Town 8000   Dear Honourable President, RE: UDM propose a way forward for Marikana Massacre August 16, 2015 [...]

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UDEMWO CALLS FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION ON SAINT BARNABAS HOSPITAL, EASTERN CAPE

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are angered by the ignorance and inhumane treatment by the health workers at Saint Barnabas Hospital in [...]

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UDEMWO IS PLEASED BY THE COURT’S DECISION TO DENY BAIL AGAINST CHRISTOPHER PANAYIOTOU

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is pleased with the way National Prosecuting Authority has so far handled the Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused case of [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: MEMBER’S STATEMENT

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly   Hon Speaker and members As we begin the 39 Anniversary of the Youth month, it is important that we focus on the critical challenges [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 23: Police

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP   Hon Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote number 23 on POLICE. The incident at the Alexandra police [...]

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REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN CAPE

TO: Honourable Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development CC: Honourable Elsie Mmathulare Coleman, Chair PC on Economic Development FROM: Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Dear Honourable Minister Patel, RE: REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN [...]

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Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Address by  Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly UDM Chief Whip Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, A race to the bottom is currently underway in our Parliament. Today in this House, we engage [...]

June 2nd, 2015|Archives, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Message from the President of the United Democratic Movement on the 41st Anniversary of Inkatha Freedom Party

Address by UDM President, Mr BH Holomisa- MP Master of ceremonies, President of the IFP, Mr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the leadership of the party, members and supporters Indeed, none amongst South Africans, people of the continent [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 01: Presidency

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote. Mr President, during the State of the Nation Address you declared the year 2015 as the “… [...]

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UDM SYMPATHISE WITH THE MARIKANA MASSACRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Statement issued by UDM Secretary General, Bongani Msomi The decision to take President Jacob Zuma to court by the family members, injured workers of the Marikana massacre and AMCU is the best action to force [...]

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ETOLL IS JUST MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME FOR GREEDY INDIVIDUALS

Statement by UDM President Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP It should be remembered that when Parliament approved guarantees for staging 2010 World Cup, as per Fifa demands. These guarantees were intended among others to improve stadiums, [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement support budget vote 19 on Defence and Military Veterans. In appreciation of the work of the Defence Force Service Commission, [...]

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SPORT AND POLITICS CANNOT GO TOGETHER

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General On behalf of the United Democratic Movement, I wish to congratulate Dr Danny Jordaan for his appointment as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth. [...]

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Link between civil disobedience and poor service delivery

Media Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Government has blinkers on when it comes to the consequences of poor service delivery, particularly at local government level. Disingenuous representatives of government stand on their [...]

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Nelson Mandela Day – address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly

Madam Speaker, Deputy President and Honourable Members President Nelson Mandela’s election and inauguration in 1994 marked the end of many years oppression and caused South Africans of all races to fill the streets, all celebrating [...]

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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 [...]

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Additional information on the requested investigation into allegations of abuse of office by CETA CEO

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE REQUESTED INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT/MALADMINISTRATION AND ABUSE OF OFFICE BY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER [...]

May 24th, 2016|Archives, Home, Open Letters|0 Comments

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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Archives, Higher education, Home, Issues|Comments Off on UDESMO mourns for Wits students

DEBATE ON VOTE 24 – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP  in Parliament   Honourable Speaker and members   The United Democratic Movement (UDM), supports the budget vote with the following comments. Although the Department manages 64 000 hectors of [...]

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DEBATE ON VOTE 11 – Public Works

ADDRESS BY Mr ML Filtane MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members The United Democratic Movement (UDM), support the budget vote with the following important comments. The most common problems with this programme are: ·       [...]

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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 [...]

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Message from UDM President, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP at the launch UDM Gauteng Manifesto for 2016 Municipal Elections

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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UDEMWO calls for action to arrest Mafevuka’s killers

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja, UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we welcome the arrest of the suspects in the murder case of the 16 year old teenage girl, Franziska [...]

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Racial Tension and conflict at South African Universities

Address by Mr UDM Chief Whip Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, The racial strife the #AfrikaansMustFall campaign has caused and other critical issues raised by the #FeesMustFall Movement [...]

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ISILIMELA ROAD IN PORT ST JOHNS AND THE MTHATHA HIGH COURT

Statement by Mr Mncedisi Filtane (MP) in the National Assembly Responding to the much published potential loss of the public monies, the United Democratic Movement (UDM) member of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Public [...]

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OPEN LETTER BY UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA

Honourable Minister F Muthambi Department of Communication Room 155 120 Plein Street Cape Town 8000 The Chairperson SABC Board The Provincial Manager SABC Umhlobo Wenene Copied to: Secretary South African Council of Churches Party Political [...]

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Motion of No Confidence in the President

Address by Mr BH Holomisa MP in Parliament   Hon Speaker and Hon Members The South African electoral system does not enable the electorate to directly elect a President of the country. Contrary, South Africans vote [...]

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The impact of SA’s drought on the agricultural economy

Address by Mr ML Filtane, MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members Although agricultural sector’s relative contribution to the gross domestic product of the country is small and still declining, it nevertheless plays an important [...]

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CONSIDERATION OF REPORT OF PC ON PUBLIC WORKS ON EXPROPRIATION BILL

Address by Mr ML Filtane MP in Parliament Honourable Speaker and members   Chapter 2, section 9 and subsection 3 of the Constitution provides, “The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on [...]

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UDM CONDEMNS SERVICE DISRUPTIONS BY ANC IN NGQUZA

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General   The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the disruption of public services due to internal strife amongst the African National Congress members in the Ngquza Hill municipality. [...]

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UDM on the reply by the President to the SONA Debate

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The United Democratic Movement welcomes the comment made by the President in response to our call for an All-Inclusive National Economic Transformation Indaba. Notwithstanding his fears, we remain [...]

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Letter to Speaker re Guptas

Reference articles... Ms Baleka Mbete Speaker to the National Assembly Republic of South Africa Private Bag X15 Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable Speaker REFERENCE ARTICLES: • Mining Minister’s Gupta Trip • Name: Van Rooyen’s two [...]

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SONA Debate contrubution by Lennox Gaehler

ADDRESS BY LB Gaehler EC NCOP MP in the National Parliament Joint Sitting Hon Speaker, President and Honourable Members The drought that has visited our land has affected big, small, formal and informal farming sector, [...]

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Debate on SONA contribution by Bantu Holomisa

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP IN PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA   Hon Speaker, Hon President and Members The South African economic situation demands that we adopt an approach that is all [...]

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UDM SONA Expectations

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa The United Democratic Movement expects the President to outline: How is the government going to bring concrete and realistic solutions to our economic woes: Instead of the consumptive [...]

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Zuma must go

Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa Zuma has no respect for the people of this country. He has embarrassed his own colleagues in the ruling party, in the process compromised the morale fibre of [...]

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UDM calls for Commission Of Inquiry on ARV crisis, Free State

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi. UDM Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement (UDM), we are stunned by the dire situation of ARV treatment shortage for HIV positive patients in the Free State province. The [...]

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KSD READY FOR 2016 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

Statement issued by UDM KSD Electoral Task Team The UDM in the KSD is ready for the 2016 Local Government Elections. Guided by our national manifesto, which was adopted and launched in our 5th National [...]

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UDEMWO has no confidence in police

As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are shocked and saddened to hear that no arrests have been made on the recent rape attacks against two female students at the University of Cape [...]

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UDM welcomes the appointment of new Police Commissioners

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) welcomes the appointment of the two Commissioners, Lieutenant General Baile Brenda Motswenyane who will be at the helm of the North West [...]

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Public Protector must investigate Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Madonsela  REQUEST FOR AN URGENT INVESTIGATION: Public Investment Corporation (PIC). I take this opportunity to welcome and wish you and your office, [...]

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UDM calls for National Pension Fund Forum

Statement issued by UDM President – MP, Bantu Holomisa The furore on the Tax Laws Amendment Act and Tax Administration requires an action by all contributors. This is more urgent given that the Public Investment [...]

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ANC must refrain from violence

Statement issued by UDM Secretary General, Bongani Msomi As the United Democratic Movement, we are disappointed by the ANC member, Bongani Mkongi, who holds a high position in the ruling party who took to social [...]

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Christmas and New Year’s message from Bantu Holomisa

Fellow South Africans, I herewith extend my heartfelt wishes for a peaceful 2015/2016 festive season. As we bid farewell to this year we are appreciative of our achievements and mindful of the challenges we face. [...]

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Newly elected UDM national office bearers

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is pleased to announce the new leadership that will be at the helm of the Party for the next five years. The new leadership is as follows: President: Bantu Holomisa Deputy [...]

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UDM 5th National Congress resolutions

Having met on its 5th Congress, the United Democratic Movement strives to create a South African government that responds to the socio-economic challenges confronting the nation. The UDM fifth Congress laid another brick towards building [...]

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UDM Manifesto 2016 Municipal Elections

Message of the UDM President of the UDM, Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP Dear Voter This is our opportunity to demonstrate on a local level that there are solutions to the challenges that face us. United [...]

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Address by Bantu Holomisa, MP delivered at UDM 5th National Congress In Bloemfontein

Honoured guests, members, viewers at home, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to stand in front of you today, on behalf of the National Leadership, to report to back to you on our performance over [...]

UDM National Congress – Discussion document – State of the Nation

In preparation of the 5th UDM National Congress from 11 to 13 December 2015, the UDM issues the following discussion document on the State of the Nation. "A lot has been done since then to [...]

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UDEMWO pleased by SCA verdict

The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is delighted by the new ruling of the Supreme Court of Appeal that has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder of Reeva Steenkamp. As UDEMWO, we welcome this [...]

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State of the Organisation – towards the UDM 5th National Congress

In preparation of the National Congress of the United Democratic Movement, this discussion document was developed to allow members to assess the state of the organisation from their point of view and engage in discussion [...]

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President Zuma to look into issues raised by General Holomisa

Issued by the Office of the Presidency President Jacob Zuma has assigned the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to look into the issues raised by United Democratic Movement leader and Member of Parliament, [...]

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UDEMWO is devastated by the recent horrific attack against a 14 year old girl in Grabouw

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General   As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) we are devastated by the recent attack on the 14 year old girl in Grabouw, Western Cape. We [...]

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Letter to President Jacob Zuma by UDM President Bantu Holomisa – SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION

Mr JG Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Tuynhuys Private Bag X 1000 Cape Town 8000 Dear Honourable President, RE: SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION The [...]

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Department of Correctional Service is letting down the nation

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi -  UDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the growing number of prisoners escaping in correctional facilities throughout the country, which sometimes becomes a clear indication [...]

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UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA REQUESTS AN INVESTIGATION BY PUBLIC PROTECTOR THULI MADONSELA : DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001   Dear Advocate Madonsela   REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE - SCHOLAR TRANSPORT. I take this opportunity to [...]

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Letter by President Bantu Holomisa, MP to President Jacob Zuma – UDM proposes a way forward for Marikana Massacre

Mr J G Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa Tuynhys Private Bag x 1000 Cape Town 8000   Dear Honourable President, RE: UDM propose a way forward for Marikana Massacre August 16, 2015 [...]

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UDEMWO CALLS FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION ON SAINT BARNABAS HOSPITAL, EASTERN CAPE

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General As the United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO), we are angered by the ignorance and inhumane treatment by the health workers at Saint Barnabas Hospital in [...]

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UDEMWO IS PLEASED BY THE COURT’S DECISION TO DENY BAIL AGAINST CHRISTOPHER PANAYIOTOU

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja: UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is pleased with the way National Prosecuting Authority has so far handled the Christopher Panayiotou and his co-accused case of [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: MEMBER’S STATEMENT

ADDRESS BY Ms CN Majeke, MP in the National Assembly   Hon Speaker and members As we begin the 39 Anniversary of the Youth month, it is important that we focus on the critical challenges [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DEBATE: Vote 23: Police

ADDRESS BY Mr LB Gaehler MP - EC in the National NCOP   Hon Chairperson, Ministers and Members The United Democratic Movement supports budget vote number 23 on POLICE. The incident at the Alexandra police [...]

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REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN THE EASTERN CAPE

TO: Honourable Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development CC: Honourable Elsie Mmathulare Coleman, Chair PC on Economic Development FROM: Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP Dear Honourable Minister Patel, RE: REQUEST FOR INTERVENTION: RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES IN [...]

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Debate: Budget Vote 2 Parliament

Address by  Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly UDM Chief Whip Madame Speaker and Honourable Members, A race to the bottom is currently underway in our Parliament. Today in this House, we engage [...]

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Message from the President of the United Democratic Movement on the 41st Anniversary of Inkatha Freedom Party

Address by UDM President, Mr BH Holomisa- MP Master of ceremonies, President of the IFP, Mr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the leadership of the party, members and supporters Indeed, none amongst South Africans, people of the continent [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 01: Presidency

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Speaker and Members The United Democratic Movement supports this budget vote. Mr President, during the State of the Nation Address you declared the year 2015 as the “… [...]

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UDM SYMPATHISE WITH THE MARIKANA MASSACRE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Statement issued by UDM Secretary General, Bongani Msomi The decision to take President Jacob Zuma to court by the family members, injured workers of the Marikana massacre and AMCU is the best action to force [...]

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ETOLL IS JUST MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME FOR GREEDY INDIVIDUALS

Statement by UDM President Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP It should be remembered that when Parliament approved guarantees for staging 2010 World Cup, as per Fifa demands. These guarantees were intended among others to improve stadiums, [...]

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SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION: Debate on vote 19: Defence and Military Veterans

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP Hon Chairperson, Minister and Members The United Democratic Movement support budget vote 19 on Defence and Military Veterans. In appreciation of the work of the Defence Force Service Commission, [...]

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SPORT AND POLITICS CANNOT GO TOGETHER

Statement issued by Bongani Msomi - UDM Secretary General On behalf of the United Democratic Movement, I wish to congratulate Dr Danny Jordaan for his appointment as Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, Port Elizabeth. [...]

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Link between civil disobedience and poor service delivery

Media Statement by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General Government has blinkers on when it comes to the consequences of poor service delivery, particularly at local government level. Disingenuous representatives of government stand on their [...]

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Nelson Mandela Day – address by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, MP in the National Assembly

Madam Speaker, Deputy President and Honourable Members President Nelson Mandela’s election and inauguration in 1994 marked the end of many years oppression and caused South Africans of all races to fill the streets, all celebrating [...]

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