STATEMENT ISSUED BY BANTU HOLOMISA, MP - UDM PRESIDENT
a meeting of the National Management Committee and Public Representatives of the
UDM, held in Cape Town 12 October 1999, it was resolved that:
Now that the elections are over the process of building and strengthening the
Party, must continue with renewed vigour.
For this purpose it was decided that structures be set up to facilitate
this objective. These are:
to empower UDM members politically.
Review Committee to deal with relevant constitutional matters.
to take responsibility for building the Party’s resources.
was further resolved that a committee be formed to steer
the process of political re-alignment which the Party has begun.
a separate meeting the National Management Committee resolved as follows:
pursuit of the objectives of building the Party the positions of National
Secretary and National Organiser not be manned by parliamentary representatives,
but by elected UDM members who can devote full-time attention to the building of
Accordingly Rev Kingsley Masemola, the incumbent National Organiser and who is
the Leader of the Opposition in Northern Province Legislature and Ms Annelizé
van Wyk the current Acting National Secretary and member of the National
Assembly will be relieved of these duties.
A Special National Council wil be convened
as soon as possible to elect a National
Secretary and a National Organiser
for the Party.
The NMC further re-affirmed the policy of the Party that political posts in both
national- and provincial structures remain non-remunerative until resources
The Presidential Enquiry into Xolani Mbutho’s actions and subsequent
resignation, reported its findings that Mr. Mbutho resigned from the UDM when he
was summoned to appear before the Disciplinary Committee to explain his conduct
in respect of a document he authored in violation of the Party’s Disciplinary
enquiry further reported that the rest of Youth Executive disowned the
document in question and stated that Xolani was the sole author of the
same enquiry cleared Mr Golden Miles Bhudu of any involvement in the
preparation of this document, as there is no evidence linking him to it.
other matters related to parliamentary activities have been left to UDM
Bantu Holomisa, MP