statement by Director Media and Marketing

Acting on the mandate of the Interim Management Committee the leadership of the UDM appointed Mr. Danie du Plessis, former managing director of the Institute for Political Leadership, as the Chief Executive Officer of the United Democratic Movement.

Mr. du Plessis will commence office on January 12 1998. The UDM believes that in order to operate effectively, professional managers should run its administration and management. In cultivating this believe a decision was taken to appoint a professional manager. The UDM is positive that the appointment of Mr. du Plessis will contribute to the growth and success of the UDM.