I'll never go back to Zanu PF: Mliswa

HARARE - Former Hurungwe West MP Temba Mliswa has vowed never to go back to Zanu PF, which has failed to meet its 2013 election promises, adding that President Robert Mugabe is a stumbling block to the country’s economic potential.

The former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson said the governing party is not sincere and will not meet any of its electoral promises.

“Clearly, they (Zanu PF government) have failed to perform. That leads me to the question, will I ever go back to Zanu PF? No,” he said.

“…and I think there is what is called child abuse, but Zanu PF is now exercising adult abuse on the president. He is a senior citizen. The president needs to rest, the president right now has a family which is growing…makorokoto kuna president vane muzukuru, but nguva yasvikawo futi kuti vaitewo nguva nemuzukuru wavo, vachiri kugona kumhanya…(congratulations to the president, he now has a grandchild, but it is now time for him to retire and spend time with his grandchild, while he still has the power),” he said.

He, however, said Zanu PF should be open to Mugabe and tell him to retire.

“…you can see that even Zanu PF is under pressure from what they promised people in their manifesto, which they have not done, they promised employment to the youths, 2, 2 million jobs, ... $15 billion is missing…corruption is still rampant,…every high level person is looking at a way of surviving and they want to control the little that is there, forgetting that they have a mandate of looking after the people,” he said.

He said Zanu PF is full of hypocrites.

“The evil and bad of Zanu PF is where they talk black but they act white, in that they will tell you don’t engage with white people, but there is no Zanu PF official including the president himself, who is not doing business with the whites. They all engage with whites, the Americans and the British but they have been telling us pasi nemaBritish, pasi nemasanctions (down with the British, down with the sanctions),...they talk about sanctions yet they are driving cars made from those very countries that have imposed sanctions.

“How hypocritical is that?...These are populist statements they make to the people…there is no Zimbabwean car any of our high-ranking officials is driving. The president still goes to officially open Parliament in a Rolls Royce, what is Zimbabwean about that?” he queried.

Though Mliswa made a vow never to return to Zanu PF, he still contends his expulsion was done unconstitutionally.

He criticised Mugabe over the way he treats his fellow war comrades.

He said war veterans are poorer than ever thanks to the nonagenarian’s ruinous policies.

Mliswa added that war veterans were being treated like children, who are ‘‘silenced’’ by sweets.

He further urged People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti and MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai and the rest of the opposition politicians to work together and capitalise on Zanu PF’s disunity.

Mliswa further said government must embrace the whites to turn around the economy, adding that culturally, it was clear that Zimbabweans were peasant farmers and not commercial farmers, which means they have a lot to learn from the whites.

Comments (9)

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mabara apfuurwa - 15 May 2016

Mliswa you have nothing to offer Zimbabweans. I don't why journalists are entertaining you.

Mentalist - 15 May 2016

Mliswa you have nothing to offer Zimbabweans. I don't know why journalists are entertaining you.

Mentalist - 15 May 2016

Mliswas should never say anything about hypoctites and retiring Mugabe. He was a staunch Mugabe supporter when they invaded famrs, and helped evict a lot of farmers. At that time, Mugabe was well into his late eighties, wasn't he supposed tohave retired then? Why didnt he (Themba) advise the president as such? Today he runs around promoting the Youth, when yesterday he was one of the architects of brutality and violent take over of farms. Themba owns a lot of property and businesses that he knows and ZANU-PF knows were obtained corruptly. If Themba wants to contribute to the discourse of shaping Zimbabwe's future he should start by apologizing, not the half ass apology he gave before. But to actually own up to his contribution to the mess we are in.

gudo - 15 May 2016

In Shona they say Mwana Venyoka Inyoka usatambe Nenyoka.....?????.

Tapi Tapi love yeMuSoldier - 15 May 2016

chii chaunoziva about Zanu PF Temba! Wakapinda rini muZanu PF iwewe? Wakanofunga uchano kumba and you thought your eagle speed that you came with in Zanu Pf was going to make you famous. Tell you what, chero kwauri ikoko, vachakudzinga futi. Dont lie you are never going to come back to thr ruling party Zanu Pf, wakadzingwa kuZanu Pf iweiwe. Kungoti urimurume, ungadai uchitedzera mabhawa. Political prostitute. Siyana nemaCdes, hauna zera nawo. Zvawaiziva kuti maCdes, wakadini kuvapa munda waunogara gara iwewe mwana mudoko, as a sign of respect! shtupid fool.

chabvondoka - 15 May 2016

guys is not about the previous of themba but lets stick to his arguement i think he is correct we are now tired of ZANU .

shepard maraire - 16 May 2016

guys is not about the previous of themba but lets stick to his arguement i think he is correct we are now tired of ZANU .

FATHERD - 16 May 2016

@shepard uri kunanika zita rako pano pakazara zvitai-tai zvemaCIO uneshuwa?! unodosappear saItay hama dzikachema ndikutaurire!

SaManyika Chaiye - 16 May 2016

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