Mliswa: Joice Mujuru
does not have
enough support for
Temba Mliswa, Norton’s newly-elected
Member of Parliament has hit the ground
After telling reporters in Harare yesterday
that he was now going for Mugabe’s
head, Mliswa, has also shown his disdain for
Joice Mujuru and her political party,
Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF).
While fully supporting veteran opposition
MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, to lead the
assault on Mugabe and Zanu PF in 2018,
Mliswa declared that former deputy president,
Joice Mujuru, was unfit to lead any coalition;
“She had a history of betraying her own,” said
Mliswa, who romped to victory after thumping
Zanu PF’s Ronald Chindedza in a by-election
held at the weekend, described Tsvangirai as
a “tried and tested brand”, adding Mujuru
was yet to show her mettle in the political
“Mujuru cannot lead the coalition simply
because she has no following like Tsvangirai.
But more importantly, she has a history of
betraying her own and has no spine to protect
her supporters. Mujuru has no following, she
was never voted at Zanu PF congresses, but
handpicked by President Robert Mugabe.
Don’t count the votes she is said to have
garnered as MP because those are Zanu PF
votes which will not help us come 2018,” he
Mliswa’s remarks come at a time when there
is tension between Mujuru and Tsvangirai as
they both hope to lead the envisaged coalition.
Yesterday, a top ZimPF official was quoted as
saying Tsvangirai was uneducated and
therefore not fit to lead the coalition.