STATEMENT ISSUED BY MALIZOLE DIKO
UDM NATIONAL SECRETARY
United Democratic Movement (UDM) will host its Second National Congress on 8 and
9 December 2001 in Pretoria and 2 200 delegates will attend this important
The focus of this congress will be on our policy review, which is the
culmination of a process of consultation and discussion within UDM structures.
These policy positions touch on the key issues and challenges that face South
Africa today. The UDM's reviewed policy will be available for scrutiny by the
South African public during the second week of November 2001.
At the National Congress in December, key strategic issues that will position
the UDM to become a strong alternative government will be discussed. Grassroots
members of the party will elect the UDM national leadership who will lead the
party through to the 2004 general election. The position of UDM Deputy
President, which has been vacant since
Mr Roelf Meyer's departure from active politics, will be also filled.
In preparation for December, the UDM will also host provincial congresses
throughout the country; during this coming weekend the first such congresses
will take place in the Western Cape, Free State and Northern Province.
On Saturday, 3 November 2001:
1) UDM Western Cape
Cape College of Education (Cape Town)
Contact: Pieter van
UDM Free State
Contact: Glen Rooskrans (083-746-1306)
On Sunday, 4 November 2001:
3) UDM Northern Province
Lebowakgomo Civic Centre
Contact: Eric Maluke (083-520-2548)
President Bantu Holomisa, MP will address the Western Cape congress and UDM
National Secretary, Mr Malizole Diko will address the Free State congress and
both will attend the Northern Province congress on Sunday.
UDM National Secretary
30 October 2001