Mliswa throws down gauntlet on Mugabe

HARARE - Former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa says given the state of the economy and the social hardships that Zimbabweans are enduring daily, he can defeat President Robert Mugabe even in a parliamentary election.

Mliswa, who is standing as an independent candidate for the Norton constituency by-election, said Mugabe at 92, is a failed leader who is not even fit to be a councillor.

“ . . . Mugabe you are no longer fit to be the president of this country, come and contest in the Norton by-elections and I will beat you.

“Mugabe is no longer qualified to be the president because he has failed to execute his duties he must contest in parliamentary elections and I will teach him a lesson, Ronnie (Chindedza — his main rival who will be representing Zanu PF) is politically very young and I prefer to contest Mugabe himself,” Mliswa said.

The former central committee member added that the ruling party has no strategies to win elections and will be humiliated come October 22 when Norton votes to replace ex-War Veterans minister Chris Mutsvangwa, who was mid this year expelled from Zanu PF.

Following Zanu PF’s nasty fallout with a faction of war veterans led by Mutsvangwa — Mliswa says the divided ruling party no longer has its seasoned campaigners and is thus limping towards the litmus by-election “that it will lose”.

“Zanu PF politicians are very lazy they were using war veterans but things have changed now, there are no veterans on their side anymore,” said Mliswa.

He added; “ attack on war veterans is an attack on the people of Zimbabwe because the war veterans liberated all Zimbabweans, whether you belong to Zanu PF, MDC or any other party.”

The outspoken politician promised his supporters that once he is voted into power he would give Zanu PF a torrid time before retiring from politics in 2018.

“I want to ask the president where are the two million jobs he promised in 2013? If he fails to answer that then I will tell him it is time he leaves office.

“I will not stand as a Member of Parliament in 2018. I am not looking for money but I want to work for the people. Look, after the 2013 election, the only thing Zanu PF has achieved is to expel its members. Leave them they are destroying themselves,” said Mliswa, who was expelled from the faction-torn ruling party in 2014.

“The judgment day is now coming. It cannot be a country where people are suffering while some people are enjoying.

“Even war veterans when they criticised him he threatened to deal with them, why does the president want to kill his own people?” asked Mliswa.

Comments (3)

Chedu Temba.we will win wth yu mliswa.

viola gwena - 14 September 2016

Tete Viola, Temba Mliswa is our man. Of course, Presidents in most democracies contest in parliamentary elections. Ours prefers prefers to contest the presidential elections which he wins through hook and crook. He knows it that he can never contest a parliamentary election in his own Zvimba constituency and wins a free and fair election. He can not be a match to Themba Mliswa given that he was to contest the Norton by-elections. Themba Mliswa is spot on.

Chimbwido Warvet - 15 September 2016

Themba you are rubbish. Who do you want to woodwink here. You were chucked out of ZANU pf and you even contested your expulsion in the courts. Sour grapes my friend.

Chido - 15 September 2016

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