statement by National Deputy-Secretary

The first democratically elected provincial chairperson of the UDM issued a serious challenge to the ANC in the Province. Mr. Leonard Brown, UDM chairperson in the North West Province during his acceptance speech said that the people of the North West have had enough of the mismanagement and incompetence of the ANC led government. The UDM in preparation for the 1999 elections in this province will aim at launching at least one branch in every local government structure in the province.

Mr. Brown was elected at The First Provincial Congress of the UDM in the North West Province. The rest of the executive committee is:

Deputy chair: Mr. Sam Mafoko
Secretary: Mr. J de Wit
Deputy Secretary: Mrs. Mdjaje
Treasurer: Mr. H Schoeman
Organiser: Rev. MO Motshegoa
Additional Members: Mr. W Motsatsi, Ms C van der Westhuizen, Mr. W Mahamba, Rev. W Molefe