UDM leaders defect to ANC

2011-07-12 17:59

Johannesburg - The provincial leaders of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) in the Eastern Cape defected to the ANC on Tuesday, the ruling party said.

"These are comrades with wealth of experience. Some of them are leaders from high structures of the UDM led by provincial leader, Mr Mlamli Sangqu and other regional leaders.

"They are not coming with their jackets, they are bringing scores of members from all over the Eastern Cape," said provincial secretary Lubabalo Mabuyana in a statement.

"We are welcoming all of them to the ANC. This is part of our centenary programme to increase our membership."

Those who defected to the ANC include provincial chairperson Sangqu, and the UDM's provincial deputy chairpersaon, George Madikiza.

The UDM was formed by Bantu Holomisa and Roelf Meyer in 1997 - breaking away respectively from the ANC and the National Party.

The UDM was not immediately available for comment.

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-07-12 18:08

    Welcome Comrades, I'm still looking forward to welcoming the General and Hellen Zille soon, factory faults as they are.

      USSA - 2011-07-12 18:26

      I wonder what it feels like to be part of the biggest scam the history of this country has ever seen. is called the ANC)

  • farmworker - 2011-07-12 18:14

    Welcome to the Movement, That is the best decision made, some will follow soon

      USSA - 2011-07-12 18:28

      Jip...I agree. Some more stupidity will follow for years to come. Enjoy adding more rats to the cage. Just remember, at some point the cage will be to full of Alpha males, and too few zombie subordinates.

      Mad Dog - 2011-07-12 19:37

      @USSA - Wrong! Too many zombies and all wanting to be alpha males.

  • USSA - 2011-07-12 18:24

    Bunch of sissies...that's pretty much it. They are scared of the ANC mafia tactics so they follow one of the oldest rules in the book, "If you cant beat them...join them". What a bunch of losers.

  • MrSpiderman - 2011-07-12 18:28

    Weren't they part of the R 78,000 bash at the "colonial" lodge? Eish, da Mo√ęt speeks heh? Behehehehehe!!!!! My sincere condolences though ...........

  • Mark - 2011-07-12 18:32

    ANC, I would not be you for all the world. By doing this with the NP, MF and now the UDM, you have let your doom in by the front door, but it will not depart that way!

  • Tim Gaul - 2011-07-12 18:40

    How is this even news? I didn't know the UDM even existed anymore.

  • AA - 2011-07-12 18:53

    I am sure they are not coming with "just their jackets". They are coming with their wheelbarrows to collect the money you bribed them with.

      Sharon - 2012-06-25 18:46

      the eastern cape is rotten to the core,perhaps these turncoats have been offered the positions of the previous cadres after the so called second transition when and if the spear returns to power

  • Mad Dog - 2011-07-12 19:35

    Better pay in the anc no doubt.

  • Sisie - 2011-07-13 08:25

    Oh they have been offered big jobs and big salaries.

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