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Holomisa: Allegations of millions of Rands in irregular expenditure for critical OR Tambo District Municipality water and sanitation projects

Mr TK Makwetu Auditor-General of South Africa PO Box 446 Pretoria 0001 Mr Dondo Mogajane, Director-General: National Treasury Private Bag X115 Pretoria 0001 Mr Mbulelo Tshangana Acting Director-General: National Treasury Private Bag X313 Pretoria 0001 Dear Gentlemen ALLEGATIONS OF MILLIONS OF RANDS IN IRREGULAR EXPENDITURE FOR CRITICAL OR TAMBO DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY WATER AND SANITATION [...]

KwaZulu-Natal precarious weather

  Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the families who had lost their loved ones in the past 3 days, due to the severe and dreich weather in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The Party also sympathises with the members of different communities [...]

#ShutAlexandraDown civil protests is the ANC’s legacy

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the volatile situation in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Much of this unhappiness stems from the African National Congress’ (ANC) misuse of billions of Rands allocated to the Alexandra renewal project during the era of former President Thabo Mbeki. RDP houses in Alexandra Extension 7, [...]

2020-05-25T15:06:14+02:00April 6th, 2019|2019 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Housing and Human Settlements, Human rights, Local Government, Media statements: UDM, Safety and security, Service delivery, Thandi Nontenja|Comments Off on #ShutAlexandraDown civil protests is the ANC’s legacy

Various community concerns: Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal

Mr CM Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa Union Buildings Private Bag X1000 Pretoria 0001 Mr PG Masualle Premier of the Eastern Cape Private Bag X0047 Bisho 5605 Mr TW Mchunu Premiere of KwaZulu-Natal Private Bag X9037 Pietermaritzburg, 3200 Dear Sirs Various community concerns: Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal From the beginning of [...]

2020-05-25T15:06:53+02:00March 21st, 2019|2019 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Service delivery|Comments Off on Various community concerns: Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal

Poor service delivery is not the IEC’s problem

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes with concern that many voting stations across the country have fallen victim to protest action and violence. It is unforgivable to endanger the lives of the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) personnel and to destroy or damage property. Also, the country can simply not tolerate a situation where our [...]

2020-05-25T15:08:50+02:00January 26th, 2019|2019 Election Campaign, Bongani Msomi, Home, Service delivery|Comments Off on Poor service delivery is not the IEC’s problem

Debate on Budget Vote 26 – Energy by address by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

Honourable Chairperson and Honourable Members Electricity is a fundamental factor in a wide range of socio-economic matters; it is the lifeblood of an economically and socially active community. Reliable electricity has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life of the poor, in particular, those in rural areas. We need to make it a [...]

2020-05-25T15:52:29+02:00May 30th, 2017|2017 Archive, Home, Minerals and Energy, Service delivery, Speeches|Comments Off on Debate on Budget Vote 26 – Energy by address by Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP

UDM shocked by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is shocked and disappointed by the state of affairs within the Gauteng Human Settlements Department, where more than R900 million is being withdrawn by Treasury, after the Department had apparently, amongst other things, failed to and/or unlawfully spent the budget. The withdrawal of the funds, meant for the creation of [...]

2017-03-09T16:15:14+02:00October 14th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on UDM shocked by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements

Mandileni Communities without water: Bantu Holomisa’s letter to Minister Mokonyane

Dear Minister Mokonyane MANDILENI COMMUNITIES IN THE EASTERN CAPE SUFFER BECAUSE OF LACK OF WATER SUPPLY – WE SEEK YOUR INTERVENTION During my recent travels through the country on the campaign trail, I visited the Mandileni community outside Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape on Thursday, 7 July 2016. The people in this community suffer [...]

2016-10-28T18:51:34+02:00July 11th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Service delivery|Comments Off on Mandileni Communities without water: Bantu Holomisa’s letter to Minister Mokonyane

Unfullfilled promise for provision of electricity at Mqhele A/A , Xhora, Mbhashe Municipality- EC

Dear Honourable Minister Joemat-Pettersson and Eastern Cape MEC F Xasa UNFULLFILLED PROMISE FOR PROVISION OF ELECTRICITY AT MQHELE A/A , XHORA, MBHASHE MUNICIPALITY – EASTERN CAPE The above matter has reference. Here under is a complaint laid to me in a meeting I was invited to by the community of Mqhele on 30 June 2016, [...]

2016-10-28T19:45:37+02:00July 4th, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Service delivery|Comments Off on Unfullfilled promise for provision of electricity at Mqhele A/A , Xhora, Mbhashe Municipality- EC

UDM condemns violent protests in Tshwane

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the direction this country is taking under the leadership of the ruling party, ANC. Currently, Tshwane is in flames, with disgruntled ANC members are taking to the streets burning tyres and destroying the little that the community has. We condemn, amongst others, the looting of shops, burning [...]

UDM condemns service disruptions by ANC in Ingquza Hill Municipality

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) condemns the disruption of public services due to internal strife amongst the African National Congress members in the Ingquza Hill Municipality. Most affected areas include ward 21 eMcobothini, ward 20 Hombe, and ward 16 Nkunzimbini. It is reported that this problem started three weeks ago when community members affiliated to [...]

2016-10-28T20:16:31+02:00February 22nd, 2016|2016 Archive, Home, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on UDM condemns service disruptions by ANC in Ingquza Hill Municipality

PE Ward 30 service delivery challenges

LETTER TO PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA, MINISTER PRAVIN GORDHAN AND MAYOR DANNY JORDAAN BY UDM PRESIDENT BANTU HOLOMISA Honourable Mr D Jordaan Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality First Floor City Hall Vuyisile Mini Square Port Elizabeth Honourable Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Republic of South Africa 120 Plein [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:01+02:00October 23rd, 2015|2015 Archive, Home, Open Letters, Service delivery|Comments Off on PE Ward 30 service delivery challenges

President Zuma to look into issues raised by Bantu Holomisa: Moretele Local Municipality

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, Gen. Bantu Holomisa on the challenges facing Moretele Local Municipality, in the North West Province. General Holomisa has written to [...]

2016-10-28T20:45:04+02:00July 17th, 2015|2015 Archive, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on President Zuma to look into issues raised by Bantu Holomisa: Moretele Local Municipality

Bantu Holomisa writes to President Zuma re sorry state of Moretele Local Municipality in urgent need of Government’s attention

Dear Honourable President, RE: SORRY STATE OF MORETELE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY IN URGENT NEED OF GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION The above mentioned matter has reference. A few weeks ago, I was invited to a community meeting by the Concerned Residents of Moretele Local Municipality in North West Province. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and find [...]

2016-10-28T20:49:00+02:00July 15th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Public works, Service delivery|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to President Zuma re sorry state of Moretele Local Municipality in urgent need of Government’s attention

Link between civil disobedience and poor service delivery

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 soapboxes shouting that they are doing their jobs. Judging by the volcano of protests against poor service delivery that erupts every now and again in all corners of the [...]

2016-10-28T21:23:10+02:00August 26th, 2014|2014 Archive, Civil disobedience, Media statements: UDM, Service delivery|Comments Off on Link between civil disobedience and poor service delivery