joint media statement by the UDM and the NP

The National Party (NP) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) have jointly decided that the pending court case regarding the UDM members who have resigned from the NP whilst retaining their elected positions on the Pretoria City Council, not be proceeded with.

It is a joint viewpoint that the situation in the country in the national interest requires from everybody to rather concentrate on the bigger issues.

Policy differences between the two parties are not dissolved by this agreement, but in further decision-making regarding relevant issues in Pretoria, the interests of all the residents of the city will be the determining factor.