Mliswa to challenge Guzah victory

HARARE - Temba Mliswa has said he will challenge the controversial victory by Hurungwe West Zanu PF MP-elect Keith Guzah in the June 10 by-election.

“The extent of uncouth and violent practice, contrary to electoral laws, perpetrated by several individuals, notably the Hurungwe West MP-elect, senior government and party officials, including ministers and traditional leaders against defenceless citizens, is totally unacceptable,” Mliswa fumed at a news conference yesterday.

He implored youths not to be disheartened by electoral contests.

“The only way youths can make a change is to take part and go down to the rural areas and spread the message and have outreach programmes and teach the people,” he said.

“For me, I have talked about a grand coalition, but I want youths to play a pivotal role in that coalition.

“The only way to counter Zanu PF terrorism is to have your own base where you spread the message of democracy and encourage the youths to claim their political space. That way we can beat the violence cartel.”

He said those who want to stand in the 2018 general elections must spend more time with the people now and educate them about the election.

He said the mainstream MDC could have reclaimed all the seats they held prior to the by-elections.

Meanwhile, Mliswa has said he will never contest for a legislative seat in future.

“I will take this as an opportunity to explore the many options that lie ahead as an active citizen in different spheres for a better Zimbabwe,” he said.

“I have decided not to ever stand for election as a Member of Parliament and will pursue other interests.”


Comments (6)

this guy Themba never learns a lesson...he was part of the system that created all these problems he wants to challenge and he think he can win...good luck to him!!

hey - 16 June 2015

To some extent i agree with Temba more work must be done especially reserves and maplazi communities that they should not be threatened easily like pikininis and be forced to vote for zanu . They must ignore threats and vote against zanu once zanu losses it will not have power to harass them simply as that . Do not argue with zanu they will kill you do what they say but once in the ballot box vote against it no one is going to know you never voted for zanu . Once zanu losses they will not have power to do evil on you and they will be no war at all what they say about war is lies lies bhongo bhongo if you do not vote for zanu that is one step forward towards building our country .

Diibulaanyika - 16 June 2015

Themba wen others say its wrong dont think they are lying the way u took farms from other white zimbabweans was like the way zanu pf stole your victory .dont worry we gonna redistribute land ahain wen the time comes and give it to those wjo can utilise it productively unfortunately we will start with mazoe atea and lucky for u hurungwe is last

hebert - 16 June 2015

Dont worry temba thus the turnaround

Once again - 17 June 2015

when it was you it was ok, now its against you you zhamba hahahahaha kikikikikikiki

Harare - 17 June 2015

we the youth who believe in growth and development in zimbabwe, which is governed and decided by zimbabweans will take heed to your advice hon Mliswa

tinotenda mhungu - 17 June 2015

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