United Democratic Movement Accepts Invitation to Join Government of National Unity

United Democratic Movement Accepts Invitation to Join Government of National Unity

  • The United Democratic Movement has accepted the African National Congress's invitation to the Government of National Unity
  • UDM leader Bantu Holomisa wrote an email to Mbalula informing the party of accepting the call to join the GNU
  • South Africans were not surprised, and some wanted to know who the official opposition would be in Parliament

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Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, has covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years.

UDM has joined the Government of National Unity
Bantu Holomisa's UDM agreed to form part of the GNU. Images: Tebogo Letsie/City Press/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG – The United Democratic Movement is among the political parties that joined the Government of National Unity.

UDM accepts GNU invitation

@MDNnewss posted a screenshot of the email the leader of the UDM, Bantu Holomisa, sent to the African National Congress' Secretary General, Fikile Mbalula. Holomisa said that the UDM held the view before the 2024 General Election that there would be no clear majority winner.

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Holomisa also said that the call for a National Dialogue is necessary and called it an economic CODESA. He proposed that a Technical Committee be established after the Government of National Unity is in place to form policy by scrutinising all the party members' manifestos.

View the complete statement here:

South Africans discuss UDM's decision

Netizens reacted to the news that Holomisa would be eager to join the GNU.

Xuffler said:

"Of course, Holomisa would accept anything that pays."

Radio DJ Thwasa said:

"That Ruppert money and Oppenheimer money is working overtime."

Aquarius asked:

"Does the boss, Helen Zille, know about this?"

Gupta Vldimir Sekhula said:

"Bantu Holomisa can't be trusted. The man is hungry. He will accept anything as long as it pays."

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Tumi asked:

"Why do they keep inviting small parties, not big dogs?"

EFF rejects Government of National Unity

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters rejected the Government of National Unity.

The EFF's president Julius Malema spoke against the formation of the GNU and said that he would not betray South Africans by joining the government of national unity.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za