NORTON’S Member of the House of Assembly Temba Mliswa has disclosed that he has turned down overtures by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for him to rejoin Zanu-PF, because “the party is full of corrupt people.”
Zanu-PF was also infested with unrepentant land barons, Mliswa said.
Mliswa made the revelations while handing over Christmas cheer donations to a community in his constituency.
Said Mliswa: “His Excellency President Mnangagwa said I should come back to Zanu PF, but how can I come back to a party whose leadership is so corrupt . . . The issue of land barons is the latest as exposed by the recent report. Besides our coming back shouldn’t be conditional just as the President’s come back was not conditional.
“I thought President Mnangagwa was going to recall all members fired by the G40 who include Amai Joyce Mujuru, Didymus Mutasa, Rugare Gumbo, Jabulani Sibanda since he was also fired by the same people and came back. Mr President why do you want us to write letters when you did not?”
Mliswa, who recently indicated this is his last term as MP since he now wanted to look for money, said Zanu-PF will continue losing elections in Norton because of the land barons in that town who are aligned to the ruling party but are untouchable.
“Mr President Norton residents voted Zanu PF out because of land barons who you are protecting. It’s a system that was started by former (Local Government) minister Ignatius Chombo and people like Justice Mayor Wadyajena, Killer Zivhu (Chivi South MP) and Cuthbert Mupamhi have been fingered by the report,” Mliswa said.
Mupamhi, however, said Mliswa is the one who is corrupt because he wants to politicise the land issue by roping in the President.
“If there is one person who is corrupt in this whole issue, it is Temba Mliswa. He has been fighting me since he was Zanu PF provincial chairperson; he wants my private land… I was arrested by Zacc and cleared” he said.
— Zim Voice