The UDM can no longer leave
those former public representatives who defected to other political
parties, and even formed their own political parties to go scot-free
whilst owing the party.; It will be recalled that our public
representatives had signed contracts acknowledging that they would owe the
party the money invested in getting them elected should they defect. We
have tried to advise them, gave them options and ample time to apply their
minds, but they have opted to be defiant against the party.
Already the party through its legal team has won its case against Mr.
Martin Stephens, as the court ordered that he must be attached.; But
when the Sheriff of the Court went to his residential address in Gauteng (Krugersdorp), he found a "House to let" notice board and the
gates were locked.; It seems that Mr. Stephens is trying to run away
from the law, but if that is the case he got it all wrong, as he cannot
We would advise Mr. Stephens that he must do the ethical thing, that is to
hand himself over to the Sheriff of the Court. If he fails to do so, the
Sheriff of the Court will follow him to Cape Town and Parliament.;
Surely he would not like to expose himself and his colleagues to this sort
Our process does not end with Mr. Stephens.; We have instructed our
legal team to immediately serve all others who owe the party, including;
Mr. Mabandla Gogo, Mrs. Nomakhaya Mdaka, Mrs. Princess Mncedani, Mr.
Zolile Siswana, Mr. Tyrone Liberty and Mr. Ike Kekana.; The list also
further includes former UDM Councillors who defected earlier. In the case
of the late Mr Diko we are awaiting expert advice from our legal team so
that we come up with a balanced and informed decision.;