Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has dismissed reports by Home Affairs Minister Ambassador Cain Ndabazekhaya Ginyilitshe Mathema that foreign elements working with civic society organisations in Zimbabwe were plotting to oust President Emmerson Mnangagwa through illegal means.
"It's unfortunate that the government is again resorting to conspiracies about individuals and organisations seeking to overthrow it as Cain Mathema has been saying. We have been down this futile path before with people like Joyce Mujuru and even myself accused of the same." Mliswa said.
In a press briefing held on Monday Mathema said, "We have received information to the effect that a group of foreign nationals wants to organize a 3-day civic organization workshop in Bulawayo in May 2019. The main agenda of the workshop is to mobilise and capacitate civic organisations and individuals to stage effective demonstrations and disturbances to overthrow the ZANU PF government."
Mliswa added that, "No opposition has the capacity to do what Mathema is saying, only ZANU PF can overthrow itself due to the economy not functioning. Let's deal with the economy and not resort to these now usual conspiracies.
"It's also high time we agreed the economy is failing due to corruption & not sanctions. Scapegoating inconsequential or secondary factors delays progress. These old men in ZANU need to learn to live by the truth that's why I am out. Mnangagwa should watch out for these chameleons."