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Opposition parties met in Pretoria to discuss pressing issues

The following parties; ACDP, APC, COPE, DA, EFF, IFP and the UDM met today to discuss a number of burning political issues. 1. Secret Ballot or not? The 22 June Constitutional Court judgment We welcome the Constitutional Court judgement on the Speaker’s discretion to decide whether a vote on a no-confidence motion in the President [...]

2017-07-14T18:59:05+02:00July 13th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on Opposition parties met in Pretoria to discuss pressing issues

Integrity in the Public Sphere – address by Mr B Holomisa, MP (UDM President)

Bantu Holomisa with Judge Albie Sachs • Dr Marianne Camerer, chair of this panel discussion • My co-panellist, Judge Albie Sachs • Colleagues and Emerging African Leaders 1. Learning integrity throughout my life I started my journey with integrity when I first learnt of trust, and accepting personal responsibility, as a herd-boy. Without [...]

2017-06-13T15:12:00+02:00March 7th, 2017|2017 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Democracy and electoral reform, Home, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Integrity in the Public Sphere – address by Mr B Holomisa, MP (UDM President)

UDM on resignation of Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe

Statement by President Bantu Holomisa, MP The United Democratic Movement, noted the reported resignation of Mr. Brian Molefe, the Chief Executive Officer of Eskom. The damning revelations in the report of the Public Protector on the State of Capture and the subsequent remedial actions therein, are unbearable. Whilst, his office has informed the nation, that [...]

2017-03-09T16:14:04+02:00November 11th, 2016|Archives, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Issues, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM on resignation of Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe

Bantu Holomisa writes to Speaker of the NA regarding disciplinary inquiry: President Zuma

Dear Honourable Speaker REQUEST FOR A DISCIPLINARY INQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT ZUMA The above matter has reference. Following the scathing Constitutional Court judgment delivered on the 31st of March instant, and found amongst others: “ “Consistent with this constitutional injunction, an order will thus be made that the President’s failure to comply with the remedial action [...]

2016-10-28T19:43:36+02:00April 7th, 2016|2016 Archive, Corruption and clean governance, Home, Open Letters, Zumagate|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to Speaker of the NA regarding disciplinary inquiry: President Zuma

Bantu Holomisa writes to Thuli Mandonsela with request for an addendum of costs for Nkandla

Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR AN ADDENDUM TO THE COSTS OF NKANDLA New details have emerged of how state funds were used to buy fittings, fixtures and building materials for private residence of the President. I am aware that your office was not granted access to this information, however, it is now in the public [...]

2016-10-28T19:55:23+02:00April 4th, 2016|2016 Archive, Chapter Nine Institutions, Home, Open Letters, Public Works, Zumagate|Comments Off on Bantu Holomisa writes to Thuli Mandonsela with request for an addendum of costs for Nkandla

UDM President Bantu Holomisa requests an investigation by Public Protector into the Department of Transport – Eastern Cape Province

Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR AN INVESTIGATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT – EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE - SCHOLAR TRANSPORT. I take this opportunity to table the following matter with you, so that you may please investigate it appropriately for the benefit of the South African public. I have anonymously received the attached information alleging maladministration within the [...]

2016-10-28T20:55:45+02:00July 10th, 2015|2015 Archive, Open Letters, Parastatals, Transport|Comments Off on UDM President Bantu Holomisa requests an investigation by Public Protector into the Department of Transport – Eastern Cape Province

UDM letter to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela: Request for a forensic audit on Inkandla non-security expenditure

The Public Protector Hillcrest Office Park 175 Lunnon Street Pretoria 0001 Dear Advocate Madonsela REQUEST FOR A FORENSIC AUDIT ON INKANDLA NON-SECURITY EXPENDITURE Following the release of your report on the Nkandla Security Upgrades as well as the Report of the President to the National Assembly; the National Assembly appointed an Ad-Hoc Committee which made [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00April 1st, 2015|Open Letters|Comments Off on UDM letter to the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela: Request for a forensic audit on Inkandla non-security expenditure

Distasteful Claims that Madonsela is a CIA plant

Statement issued by Mr Bongani Msomi, UDM Secretary General The barrage of attacks, both on the person and office, of the Public Protector are becoming more and more creative. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the claims that she is on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) payroll and we find it distasteful. The sounds [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:10+02:00September 8th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Distasteful Claims that Madonsela is a CIA plant

Multi-Party Forum’s comment on appeal lodged by IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula

Statement issued by Mr Bantu Holomisa, MP – UDM President and Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum We confirm that we yesterday received court papers as submitted with the Constitutional Court by the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Advocate Pansy Tlakula. We have filed our answering papers. The political parties that are part of [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:11+02:00July 24th, 2014|2014 Archive, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Multi-Party Forum’s comment on appeal lodged by IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula

IEC lease agreement scandal – IEC paying for Commission Chairperson’s legal costs

Memo to: Mr Terry Tselane, Vice-Chairperson of the Electoral CommissionFrom: Bantu Holomisa (Chairperson of the Multi-Party Forum and UDM President)Copied to: Judge Thami Makhanya, Rev. Bongani Finca, Ms Raenette Taljaard, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, leaders and representatives of other political parties=====================================Dear Mr TselaneThe abovementioned matter has reference.The Electoral Commission is on record that it has accepted [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:17+02:00April 28th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, IEC Lease Agreement Scandal|Comments Off on IEC lease agreement scandal – IEC paying for Commission Chairperson’s legal costs

Nkandla: President Zuma sidesteps the issue

The United Democratic Movement is disappointed, but not surprised, that President Zuma has once again side-stepped the issue of Nkandla in a desperate attempt to kick for touch. His response, as articulated by his spokesperson Mr Mac Maharaj, is inadequate and almost contemptuous of the Public Protector’s office. It is an indication of how little [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:20+02:00April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM, Zumagate|Comments Off on Nkandla: President Zuma sidesteps the issue

UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is outraged at the blatant attempt by the Buffalo City Municipality to sweep under the carpet the R10 million housing scandal implicating a senior African National Congress (ANC) official. Also, it was widely reported that Koko Godlo, whose company was awarded the tender, was appointed by the ANC to head [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00April 2nd, 2014|2014 Archive, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on UDM outrage at R10m tender scam in Buffalo City and asks the Public Protector to investigate

President Zuma response to the Public Protector’s report further confirms his ethical clumsiness

President Jacob Zuma's latest outburst, in response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings on Nkandla, is yet another demonstration that he is not a moral agent and unfit to lead South Africa. Firstly, Mr Zuma - as the chief executive of the country - ought to have known everything that related to government spending at [...]

2016-10-26T08:39:21+02:00March 31st, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on President Zuma response to the Public Protector’s report further confirms his ethical clumsiness

Statement: the ANC wants to erode public confidence in the Public Protector

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is outraged at the sustained attack on the Public Protector by the various offshoots of the African National Congress (ANC). The latest outburst by the ruling party’s chief whip of parliament, Mr Stone Sizani, only exposes his ignorance of the very same laws he is entrusted to make and is [...]

2014-08-28T14:18:06+02:00March 27th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Statement: the ANC wants to erode public confidence in the Public Protector

Nkandla: President Zuma no longer has the moral authority to lead – it’s time to go

The scathing report of the Public Protector on the so-called Nkandla “upgrades” probably marks one of the darkest moments in the history our country since the advent of democracy in 1994. The findings that President Zuma has once again violated the Executive Members Ethics Code through his failure to act in protection of state resources, [...]

2014-08-28T14:19:17+02:00March 19th, 2014|2014 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|1 Comment

Zuma’s final straw

statement by Bantu Holomisa The finding by the Public Protector that Minister Zuma had made some misleading or exaggerated claims about the cost of medicines in South Africa in an apparent bid to justify her medicines bills, is a further infringement by a minister that is now really overstaying her welcome. With this, Minister Zuma has misled [...]

2014-08-21T13:31:14+02:00November 25th, 1997|1997 Archive, Archives, Media statements: UDM|Comments Off on Zuma’s final straw