Don’t claim credit for my victory: Mliswa tells Tsvangirai

Norton Constituency Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa has accused Movement for Democratic Change leader, Morgan Tsvangirai of claiming all the credit for victory in the Norton by-election saying his victory was only possible through the votes he got from Zanu PF.

Mliswa said this while addressing a press conference in Harare on Tuesday where he took a swipe at Tsvangirai for being insincere and unfair after his no-show at the victory celebrations.

“I have statistics of who voted for me, I did not get the votes from MDC-T. Zanu PF made me win because its supporters voted for me in Norton,” he said.

Mliswa said he was disappointed by the MDC-T leader who failed to attend the rally in Norton after he had promised to do so.

He added that Tsvangirai failed to explain why he did not attend the celebrations despite earlier assurance that he would grace he event.

“I invited Tsvangirai to first mingle with everyone because I believe if he has to be leading, we should create ground for him and I am good at that, but he disappointed me yet I wanted him to meet with the people,” said Mliswa.

“He did not even bother to send a delegate. At no point have I thought of attacking anyone but when I attack there will be a reason,” said Mliswa.

Meanwhile, during his address at his victory celebrations attended by hundreds of people on Saturday, Mliswa undressed Tsvangirai saying, “I am very disappointed in you President Morgan Tsvangirai, you cannot dictate to me who I should talk to or not,

“Go to hell Tsvangirai, go to hell,” repeatedly shouted Mliswa.

The former Zanu PF Hurungwe legislator who was booted out of the Zanu PF on allegations of supporting the then vice President Joice Muuru stunned people when he suggested that President Mugabe must step down and allow his deputy Emerson Mnangagwa to take over.


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