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UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

UDM CONGRESSES

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY MALIZOLE DIKO
UDM NATIONAL SECRETARY

The 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 congress.

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
Venue:            Western Cape College of Education (Cape Town)
Time:              10:00
Contact:          Pieter van Pletzen (083-522-4844)

2) UDM Free State
Venue:            Adami House (Kroonstad)
Time:              10:00
Contact:          Glen Rooskrans (083-746-1306)

On Sunday, 4 November 2001:

3) UDM Northern Province
Venue:            Lebowakgomo Civic Centre
Time:              10:00
Contact:         Eric Maluke (083-520-2548)

UDM 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.

Enquiries:
Malizole Diko
UDM National Secretary

Pretoria
30 October 2001

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