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Suid-Afrikaanse parlementslid wat die United Democratic Movement verteenwoordig. | A South African politician. The President of the UDM.


Bantu Holomisa Biography



Bantubonke Harrington Holomisa (gebore 25 Julie1955 in Mqanduli, Oos-Kaap) is 'n Suid-Afrikaanse parlementslid wat die United Democratic Movement verteenwoordig.


Holomisa het hom in 1976 by die Transkeise weermag aangesluit en was 'n brigadier teen 1985. Hy het eerste minister Stella Sigcau in 1987 in 'n staatsgreep omvergewerp en was die leier van die Transkei van 1987 tot 1994.


In 1994 is Holomisa tot die ANC se nasionale uitvoerende komitee verkies, en was die adjunk-minister van omgewingsake en toerisme van Suid-Afrika. Hy is uit die ANC geskop op 30 September 1996 na hy getuig het voor die waarheids- en versoeningskommissie.


Holomisa was die medestigter van die UDM in 1997 saam met Roelf Meyer, en is tot die parlement verkies in 1999.







Bantubonke Harrington Holomisa (born 25 July 1955) is a South African Member of Parliament and President of the United Democratic Movement.


Holomisa was born in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape. He joined the Transkei Defence Force in 1976 and had become a Brigadier by 1985. He overthrew Prime Minister Stella Sigcau in 1987 and was the Transkei's head of government from 1987 to 1994.


In 1994 Holomisa was elected to the African National Congress National Executive Committee, and was the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism of South Africa. After testifying at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission he was expelled from the ANC on 30 September 1996.


He co-founded the UDM in 1997 with Roelf Meyer, and was elected to parliament in 1999.



6 November 2008

updated: 2013-04-22

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