Statement issued by UDM President Bantu Holomisa, MP

The United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) application in the Port Elizabeth High Court – regarding the reinstatement of Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Executive Mayor Mongameli Bobani – had not been heard and shall be represented, in due course, on a non-urgent basis.

In the meantime, the UDM will approach the Chief Justice with a request to investigate why the UDM’s founding affidavit had gone missing from Judge Chetty’s file, which was the main reason cited for the dismissal of the case. What must we read into this? The fact that the document seemingly disappeared into thin air must be investigated.