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MPs write to Mugabe over Mliswa

Sanyati legislator Blessed Geza Runesu and his Norton counterpart Chris Mutsvangwa have written to President Robert Mugabe complaining about the conduct of Mashonaland West Provincial chairperson, Temba Mliswa.

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In a letter dated September 29 2014, Runesu said Mliswa was “throwing national laws and party regulations to the wind”.

Among his complaints were that Mliswa had installed a shadow MP (name supplied) in his Sanyati constituency.

“The putting in place of a shadow MP in my constituency is not only scandalous but confuses the local populace and all Zanu PF supporters,” wrote Runesu.

Geza said Mliswa sneaked in and out of his Sanyati constituency and did not have the courtesy to advise him of such visits.

“The provincial chairman’s appetite for power is unbridled and knows no bounds of political civility,” he said.

Runesu appealed to Mugabe to intervene in order to stop Mliswa.

“Your Excellency, the respect I hold for party protocol places upon me the duty of restraint in anticipation of your speedy intervention,” Geza wrote.

“I cannot continue to fold my hands and watch the great revolutionary party being thrown to the dogs by empty braggarts in the sense of hostile interests.”
Mutsvangwa on Thursday confirmed to have also written to Mugabe complaining about Mliswa’s conduct.

“My letter is just along the same lines as Cde Bombshell’s [Runesu]. Mliswa attacks me each time he gets a chance to speak in public. He has set up parallel structures in the province without the authority of the headquarters,” said Mutsvangwa.

Both Mliswa and Zanu PF National Chairman Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday said they had not yet seen copies of the letter.

Mliswa however, last night accused Runesu of abandoning his constituency and even failing to attend Parliamentary sessions, risking the calling for a by-election.

He said Runesu has not been submitting constituency reports to him as the “supervisor” of political activities in Mashonaland West.

But Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba could not say if Mugabe had seen the letter.

“If the alleged author meant to make the letter public, he would have done it through your paper, but if he came through privately then I respect that,” said Charamba.

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