By Farai Maposa
Former Zanu(PF) Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa says the voter apathy in the recently held Zanu(PF) primaries is a revelation that the party is dysfunctional.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in the capital on Wednesday, the outspoken Mliswa said the Zanu(PF) commissariat have a tall order ahead of the forthcoming 2018 elections as the low voter turnout showed in the primaries.
“The recently held primaries have shown that all is not well in the Zanu(PF) party. Politics is a game of numbers take for example the Hurungwe West primaries where Keith Guzha polled around 1 000 votes when myself I got 9 000 in the same constituency ,so where is the remainder,” said Mliswa.
He said recent results in the primaries are a tell-tale of a dysfunctional party
The expelled MP and former Mashonaland West provincial chairman also spoke on the need of electoral reforms.
“Now I am agreeing with MDC on the need of electoral reforms because I am actually being denied access to speak to the electorate” hinted Mliswa.
The former Warriors fitness trainer also spoke on his arrest saying it was trumped up by Ignatius Chombo the party’s secretary for administration.
“My arrest was through the instigation of Chombo and I feel law enforcement agency should execute their duties without interfering in politics,” he added.
The fired Zanu(PF) MP said he is ready for the by- election and that no amount of intimidation by state apparatus will stop him to win resoundingly.
“There is no election in the history of Zimbabwe were state apparatus are at work like the Hurungwe West constituency but that will not stop me from winning resoundingly,” said Mliswa beaming with confidence.
He took a swipe at Chombo and Savious Kasukuwere the secretary for the commissariat describing them as the biggest ‘thieves’ in the country.
“I will continue to reiterate that Ignatius Chombo and Saviour Kasukuwere are the biggest thieves in this country,” lambasted the former fitness trainer.