Holomisa: Cape a battlefield for those in power

2013-11-30 19:27
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa (Beeld)

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The Western Cape has become a battlefield for the powers that govern the province, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said on Saturday.

"The people of this province find themselves in the middle of this battle for power," Holomisa said in a speech prepared for delivery in Khayelitsha.

"You sit in a quagmire of misery whilst they sling mud at each other; completely forgetting about you."

He was speaking at the Western Cape provincial congress of the United Democratic Movement.

He said those in power had failed to give people housing, education, safety, hospitals, clinics and jobs.

Holomisa also spoke about the country' electoral system.

"Our people should be allowed to directly elect their president," he said.

Holomisa suggested that Cabinet be subjected to the scrutiny of parliament’s ethics committee before they are sworn in.

He encouraged people to put the UDM in power.

"We need to go out and build [the] UDM in all the corners of this province in preparation [for] 2014," he said.

Read more on:    udm  |  bantu holomisa  |  cape town  |  elections 2014  |  politics

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