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Gender-based violence: Enough is Enough!

Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is disheartened about how these brutal killings are becoming a norm in our communities. Another young life lost, another bright future deprived. We cannot afford to have yet another hashtag with no action taken by the Police and other relevant departments including the Presidency. It is sad that women cannot live freely within our communities throughout South Africa, every day we read/hear of women [...]

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 that their properties were destroyed by adverse weather. Some of the havoc that has been witnessed like the over flooding [...]

Leaders/Depts of KZN Provincial Government are extravagant

The United Democratic Movement is perturbed by the news that the MEC for Education in the Province is using a hired motor vehicle for his official business that is costing taxpayers a whooping R100 000 per month. This is unbelievable if one considers that the ANC claims to be the government of the people and which represent the poorest of the poor. This is an illustration that the ANC led government does not practice what [...]

A teacher dies: Keiskammahoek tragedy

  Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement is disheartened by the sad news of the passing of an educator at Sivuyile Primary School in Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape. The video of a heated argument between an Educator and a learner started circulating on social media late last week. The UDM is truly disappointed by this behaviour of the learner which is rapidly becoming a norm in our schools.  The parents are [...]

Water issues in Msinga and the prevailing corruption: KwaZulu Natal

  The United Democratic Movement (UDM), in KwaZulu-Natal, pleads with the Umzinyathi District Municipality, the Water Services Authority responsible for water supply in Msinga Local Municipality, to at least respect the law under which it is established, The Water Services Act. This municipality has displayed unwillingness, pure disregard and arrogance in servicing people of Msinga with water. The town of Pomeroy in Msinga, was yet again brought to a standstill today (15 October 2019), due [...]

2019-10-15T16:34:52+02:00October 15th, 2019|2019 Archive, Cogta, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, UDM statements: KZN, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Water issues in Msinga and the prevailing corruption: KwaZulu Natal

The incarceration of a #FeesMustF+3all student continues: Khanya Cekeshe

Yongama Zigebe, UDMYV Secretary Gauteng The United Democratic Movement Youth Vanguard is very much dismayed by the decision of the Johannesburg Magistrate Court in dismissing Khanya Cekeshe’s application for bail and denying him leave to appeal his conviction and sentence. This can easily be construed as a rigid application of the law to a political case as the fees must fall protest was a political protest and such an important element cannot [...]

2019-10-23T14:54:03+02:00October 15th, 2019|#FeesMustFall, 2019 Archive, Government, Media statements: UDMYV, Uncategorized, Youth Issues|Comments Off on The incarceration of a #FeesMustF+3all student continues: Khanya Cekeshe

UDM writes to the President regarding stock theft in the Eastern Cape specifically affecting small farmers

Honourable Mr Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa Tuynhuys Building Parliament Street CAPE TOWN 8000 Dear Honourable, Ramaphosa REQUEST FOR YOUR URGENT INTERVENTION: EASTERN CAPE RURAL SMALL FARMERS’ STOCK THEFT Responding to an official invitation by Masifunisane Community Organisation, which is a voluntary association of small-scale rural livestock farmers, to meet with their leaders and members on Sunday, the 24th of February 2019, in Elliotdale. Present in the meeting were rural livestock farmers from Elliotdale, Libode, Mthatha, [...]

2019-02-26T17:07:20+02:00February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM writes to the President regarding stock theft in the Eastern Cape specifically affecting small farmers

Motion and amended motion on expropriation of land without compensation

The original motion: Draft resolution (Mr JS Malema): That the House — notes that South Africa has a unique history of brutal dispossession of land from black people by the settler colonial white minority; further notes that land dispossession left an indelible mark on the social, political and economic landscape of the country, and has helped design a society based on exploitation of black people and sustenance of white domination; acknowledges that the African majority [...]

2018-12-12T16:11:05+02:00December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Motion and amended motion on expropriation of land without compensation

Nelson Mandela Bay: Trollip is the orchestrator of his own demise

Demist mogafe <It looks as if the Democratic Alliance federal chairman Cllr Athol Trollip, of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, seems to be suffering from selective amnesia. He proves himself to be nothing more than a prevaricator and a practiced liar. It is about time that someone confronts Trollip for spreading falsehoods and misrepresenting facts. Having listened to the radio on what Trollip said in his address to the Cape Town Press Club, the [...]

2018-10-02T14:59:58+02:00October 2nd, 2018|2018 Archive, Bantu Holomisa, Home, Media statements: UDM, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay: Trollip is the orchestrator of his own demise

PIC Scandal

2018 Letter to Finance Minister re Unmasking Harith/Lebashe/PIC conflict of interest and alleged corruption: questions that need urgent answers 02 July 2018 Letters to President Ramphosa: 19 July 2018 26 June 2018 08 June 2018 31 May 2018 Court documents: Explanatory affidavit by Mr Mondli Gungubele, Deputy Minister of Finance (10 July 2018) - (965 KB) Notice of application for leave to appeal in Lebashe/Harith gag order (16 July 2018) Court Order (16 July 2018) [...]

2018-07-24T20:15:00+02:00June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PIC Scandal

Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE LOCAL DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT, PORT ELIZABETH ) CASE NO.: ......................... In the matter between: UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT                                       1st Applicant MONGAMELI ELLCOTTE BOBANI                                           2nd Applicant and THE NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                                1st Respondent   THE SPEAKER OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL             OF NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                                                                     2nd Respondent THE CITY MANAGER OF NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY                            3rd Respondent [...]

2017-08-31T15:06:47+02:00August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Court papers in Bobani/Trollip matter

UDM reacts on R14m pato WSU student while others are paid R46 for meals

Statement issued by Mr Nqabayomzi Kwankwa - UDM Deputy President and Chief Whip The so-called accidental payment of R14 million to a student at Walter Sisulu University is baffling and smacks of gross negligence, maladministration and neglect of legal obligations to safe guard public monies, which may be characterised as a corrupt activity. This happens when other students are erroneously given R46 by the same University. The UDM demands that a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances [...]

2017-08-31T11:31:38+02:00August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDM reacts on R14m pato WSU student while others are paid R46 for meals

NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT

Letter by UDM President Bantu Holomisa to Coalition Opposition Party Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP President, African Christian Democratic Party   Mr Mosiuoa Lekota, MP President, Congress of the People   Mr Mmusi Maimane, MP Leader, Democratic Alliance   Dr Pieter Groenewald, MP Leader, Freedom Front Plus   Dear Colleagues NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT 1.    The United Democratic Movement (UDM) National Executive Committee (NEC) met on Saturday, 5 August 2017. The [...]

2017-08-25T08:31:49+02:00August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NELSON MANDELA BAY METRO COALITION: UDM PARTICIPATION – NOTICE TO PULL OUT

UDEMWO commends swift rescue of SA woman from human trafficking operation

Statement issued by Thandi Nontenja - UDEMWO Secretary General The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is pleased with the result of the joint operation that led to the swift rescue of Princess Mahlangu who fell victim, alongside women from various other countries, to a human trafficking operation. This incident adds to the widespread pandemic of exploitation of women in South Africa. Her story is one of many South African women who become victims of [...]

2017-07-31T14:50:19+02:00July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UDEMWO commends swift rescue of SA woman from human trafficking operation

Towards a National Convention

UDM Discussion Document "Towards a National Convention: The state of South Africa and finding a new common vision" (4 May 2017) Bantu Holomisa's letter to National Foundations Dialogue Initiative (http://www.nfdi.org.za/) dialogue session on “Why does South Africa need a National Dialogue? A call to the Nation.”

2017-05-04T14:08:45+02:00May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Towards a National Convention

UDM Parliamentary Caucus denounces the Ad-hoc Committee on Nkandla as flawed and against the law

Statement by UDM President Bantu Holomisa   After deliberations this morning the Caucus resolved as follows regarding the Nkandla Ad Hoc committee: 1. The new Ad-hoc committee process has not changed the original position of the UDM that the President must not use the Executive and Parliament to undermine the report of the Public Protector, but should in line with legal prescripts; approach the appropriate court for a judicial review. 2. Irrespective of the findings [...]

ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN

Hon Speaker and members A country with high levels of poverty, high unemployment rate, high levels of inequality, blended with leadership whose attention is on filling their pockets through corrupt activities, breeds all social evils including criminality. Compounding the situation is that the African Agenda we were once known to be its champions, has taken a back seat. We must agree that, indeed the violence we see today in KZN with a potential to spread [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:09+02:00April 17th, 2015|Open Letters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ADDRESS BY Mr BH Holomisa MP: STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA ON VIOLENCE IN KZN