'Zanu PF mother of violence'

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party is the master of political violence, the party’s former Mashonaland West province chairperson, Temba Mliswa, said.

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Mliswa slammed the police for descending on anti-Mugabe protesters while turning a blind eye to Zanu PF youths’ violent demonstrations.

“The fact that Zanu PF has never stood up and openly admonished its youth leaders for violent tendencies and acts clearly contributes to the rise of such cases,” he said.

“...the tag that Zanu PF is violent is being evidenced in the manner in which the ZRP are callously attacking peaceful protestors,” Mliswa said, adding “I challenge Ignatius Chombo in his capacity as Home Affairs minister to issue a statement regarding the current brutality by members of the ZRP as being witnessed and to put an end to the indiscriminate persecution of innocent citizens”.

The former Hurungwe West MP — challenging Zanu PF as an independent candidate in the forthcoming Norton by-election — said Chombo, who is also Zanu PF secretary for administration, should call his party youths to order.

Mliswa’s remarks are on the back of Zanu PF youth league deputy secretary Kudzanai Chipanga’s threats to unleash party youths on protestors demanding Mugabe immediate resignation over failed leadership.

Furthermore, Mliswa said, Chombo’s “statement should include action against the violent statements being issued by people like Chipanga against war veterans and opposition parties as these statements incite violence and are tantamount to declarations of confrontation”.

He warned opposition parties to “brace themselves for more attacks”.

Comments (4)

It is refreshing to note that people like Mr. Mliswa is now really on our side, the majority side. We can only hope that more of his ilk could follow suit and that he continues to speak against the evil party.

Yeoman Thomasy - 31 August 2016

.....what an oportunist prick and gate crusher as sun is setting and a new era on the horizon. Its too late, who does not about mliswa.

X-MAN IV - 1 September 2016

x-man iv to know or not to know mliswa does not matter. that s why there is the word repenting or kuona chiedza. i don't think it's too late at all. takarwadziwa takawanda tikarasikirwa nevataidawo asi let us not judge nekuti tichaitwawo zvimwezvo

munyimi - 1 September 2016

These ex- zanu pf people only seeks to persue and prop up their personal interests, rather than national cause. It is the situation that they find themselves in that makes them appear to be repenting. They were fired from the gravy train. They are simply upset with their former party. They can fool and woodwink others but not the millions.

X-MAN IV - 2 September 2016

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