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Transkei Defence Force Military Veterans Association speech

Ladies and gentlemen Thank u for inviting me to clarify the military veterans’ pensions regulations and benefits as proposed by the Minister of Defence. South Africa and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as we know it today, is a product of a negotiation. We arrived at the [...]

Zondo Commission and what it has missed

Ms NN Mapisa-Nqakula, MP The Speaker of the National Assembly Parliament of the Republic of South Africa PO Box 15 Cape Town 8000 Honourable Speaker Zondo Commission and what it has missed 1. I refer to a recent article in the Sunday Independent: “Zondo exposed: What the Commission did [...]

Phala Phala farm scandal: the President’s reaction to the report

The UDM is disappointed but not surprised by the open Stalingrad tactics adopted by the President in his Constitutional Court review application regarding the Phala Phala scandal. It is clear that the application is only a tactic by the President to delay his inevitable impeachment and removal from office due [...]

President Ramaphosa should just pack his bags

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the content of the report of the Section 89 Independent Panel released tonight on the Phala Phala Farmgate, in particular the recommendations of the Panel. There is no further need for Parliament to interrogate the matter given the recommendations of the Panel. The [...]

Crime out of Control in South Africa

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement is extremely appalled at the rate of killings taking place in South African. The number of people getting killed on daily basis are incredibly high. Women and children go missing hourly according to the stats the South African Police [...]

Harith suffers blow in court

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) recently sought leave to amend its plea at the Gauteng High Court and asked to use the Commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety regarding Public Investment Corporation’s (the Mpati Commission) findings to be used in court if Harith et al still have an appetite [...]

South Africa: The failed State

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is continually disturbed by the activities of the ANC and the resulting events taking place in our beloved country. Government entities and departments are crumbling before our eyes. The blame lays at the door of the ANC. Under [...]

Electoral Amendment Bill (B1-2022)

Contribution in the National Assembly by Bantu Holomisa, MP and UDM President Subject for discussion: Electoral Amendment Bill (B1-2022) Check against delivery Honourable Speaker, Honourable Minister and Deputy Minister Honourable Members The inclusion of independent candidates at national and provincial level of elections is a step in the right [...]

Reckless statement by Eskom’s Andre De Ruyter

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) notes the reckless statement said by the CEO of Eskom Andre De Ruyter at the Joburg Indaba two days ago. It is extremely disheartening to thousands of South Africans to hear that “electricity is cheap” when small businesses [...]

COVID-19: South African Government Resource Portal

   Keep up to date with the latest on Covid-19 in South Africa - click here    President Ramaphosa announces South Africa's Covid-19 lock down: Click here for his full statement (23  March 2020)    Frequently asked questions (source South African Government)    President Cyril [...]

Concerning crime rise in Gqeberha

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation (UDEMWO) is extremely concerned at the rate which Gqeberha formerly known as Port Elizabeth is experiencing crime, especially a location known as Motherwell. It is hardly a week since Zenizole Vena was gang-raped and later passed away in [...]

SAA Sale to Equity Partner Takatso is nothing less than a fraudulent transaction by a minister to support his former colleagues at treasury and PIC, and throw a javelin for himself

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) which are mostly government agencies, usually do not fund privately owned airline businesses and at most they support airlines that work in partnership with Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) which supports State Owned Companies (SOCs). DFIs finance is therefore usually injected for establishing new capacity, [...]

Deadly tavern shootings in South Africa

Mr Bongani MsomiUDM Secretary General The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is extremely concerned about this new trend that is happening in and around South Africa, tavern patrons (mostly youth) losing their lives. A lot has happened between the Saturday night and Sunday morning. Fifteen were shot and killed [...]

UDEMWO calls for closure of eNyobeni tavern in East London

  Ms Thandi Nontenja The United Democratic Movement Women’s Organisation is extremely distraught by the current breaking news of minors found dead at a popular East London establishment eNyobeni. The sad news is incredibly heart-breaking and have left not only South Africans but the rest of the world [...]

Zondo Commission’s final instalment hits the right spots

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has noted the release of parts five and six of the Zondo Commission’s report and in particular its finding that the African National Congress under former president Jacob Zuma "permitted, supported and enabled corruption and state capture", and the question whether it could have been [...]

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