Mnangagwa is my cousin: Mliswa

HARARE - Norton MP Temba Mliswa has dismissed claims that he belongs to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction, saying the embattled Midlands godfather is his cousin.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Mliswa said he does not belong to any Zanu PF faction.

“Yes, I am related to the vice president, he is my cousin, but this does not mean that I belong to the Lacoste faction, I have my own resources like in Norton,” Mliswa said.

However, in a sharp response on Twitter to Mliswa’s claims, Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo said: “So he wants his cousin to be president? Is he the only one with a cousin? Foolish!”

Speaking on how he beat Zanu PF’s Ronald Chindeza in the Norton by-election Mliswa said: “I campaigned with my own resources so it doesn’t make sense for people to say I support the Lacoste faction”.

“I am always linked to the vice presidents. First it was (former vice president Joice) Mujuru now it’s Mnangagwa. I think it’s a call from the people for me to be the vice president.”

“I differ with (Zanu PF political commissar Saviour) Kasukuwere on different issues but that doesn’t make him my enemy.”

Mliswa also savaged opposition parties saying they are directionless and warned them that the purported coalition will not work. 

“There is a huge mistrust between us and the opposition. Do we need them? No. Do they need us? Yes.”

“Zimbabwe doesn’t need a president who is a politician but it needs someone who represents the will of the people. You cannot win an election without a component of Zanu PF. The coalition won’t work because they don’t have the numbers.”

Mliswa added that his Third Force Project will field a presidential candidate in 2018.

Comments (6)

hmmmm, the zambian connection we presume

truth - 18 January 2017

Themba ,why don't you just keep your foul mouth shut rather than commenting on almost everything and mostly things that you have no knowledge of?You are just a waffler and if you think you and your beloved zanu pf will make any impact in the 2018 elections,then you need your head examined by a neuologist.The more you bark at every turn the more you expose yourself as the zanu pf agent that you are.You can go and preach about zanu pf on top of the mountain,but only the baboons in that mountain will listen to your hogwash.You are zanu pf through and through,no matter how much you may deny it.Kana chembere ne harahwa dzinotozviziva kuti urichimbwasungata che zanu is zanu pf that made you filthy rich through looting and plain stealing saka tinotokuzivai.You are exactly behaving like the mafia which can actually maim one of its own prove that they have severed ties yet it will be a mission to hoodwink the unsophisticated ones.Tirikukuziva

Janana wa Bikaz - 18 January 2017

Temba give us a break

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Aladdin - 19 January 2017

is a chameleon and he is unpredictable. He is like a whirlwind which doesn't have any direction. You can't tell where it is coming from and where it is going. The man is just an opportunist. Though he is ZANUPF but he has got fear that if anything goes the other way round where will I be. I'm sure the war vets and people are regretting why they voted him. He is dabbling in all political divide. He is related to Nyathi and now Ngwenya tomorrow you will here that he will be with Ncube. Third Force is already dead before manifestation because its only him as there is no structure. once bitten shy twice.

wemachongwe - 19 January 2017

Temba isplanning to implement a ZANU PF strategy of winning the 2018 vote by splitting the opposition vote via sponsoring of a businessman such as Strive Masiyiwa. its a strategy that has worked before. ZANU PF won the 2008 elections by introducing Simba Makoni at the eleventh hour to split the oppositon vote.

Bwedebwese - 19 January 2017

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