Thursday, September 9, 2010


The People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) would like to formally announce to our friends, allies and partners that our Deputy President, Sikhumbuzo Phakathi, has been released from police custody.

Phakathi was detained by sate security police on Monday afternoon and thus could not participate on the planned two days protests. In as much as we are disgusted that he was detained for two days without charge we, however, welcome his release.

We assure the world that this will not dampen our spirits as we believe that the struggle continues.

PUDEMO also takes this opportunity to announce that Phakathi will be having a press conference tomorrow at COSATU house starting at 11am.

For further details contact Philani Ndebele at

+27 76 942 3565

Statement issues by

PUDEMO Head of Publicity Zakhele Mabuza

+268 76073453

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