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Malema stay out, you are misinformed says Mliswa

By Staff Reporter

Controversial Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has called on Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to stay out of Zimbabwe’s politics adding that the country has adequate capacity to handle its own issues.

Malema is said to have offered to mediate a deal with the Zanu PF government that will result on some alleged members of G40 returning to the country from exile.

However, Mliswa said there was nothing to mediate as the G40 members are mere criminals who are running away from the law.

“I was a bit worried when I read that my colleague Cde. Julius Malema had mentioned that he wanted to mediate in the G40.  Let me say this to Honourable Malema, that there is a law in this country.

“As much as he fights against corruption in South Africa, we equally fight against corruption.  The best that he can do to mediate is talk to his fellow friends to come and face the laws of this country.

“They committed a crime and as such, there is no political matter which is stopping them from being here other than that they committed crimes which are well known and they must face the courts of this country because we are a law-abiding country,” he said.

Mliswa said Malema is misinformed and advised him to stick to his principles of fighting corruption in South Africa as his services are not needed in Zimbabwe.

“He is misinformed by thinking that there is any political motive on that. It is purely a law issue which can only be addressed by the courts, so the mediator is already, there being the courts.

“We do not need him to mediate in matters which are before the courts in this country.  May he stick to his principles of being an Honourable Member of Parliament who fights corruption in his country and allow us to fight corruption in this country.

“If he has decided to be an external affairs officer for the G40 then he must come out in the clean,” he said.

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is a male journalist in Zimbabwe and has been practising since September 2009. He used to the editor for The Business Connect (newspaper) in Harare, has his own news website Tourism Focus which is biased towards the tourism sector. Daniel is also working with Magamba Network on their project called Open Parliament where they do live coverage of Parliamentary activities on Twitter and Facebook. He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum, is a member of Zimbabwe Small Broadcasters Association and a board member of Digital Communication Network. He holds a Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA), a certificate in Youth leadership training from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a certificate in Citizen Journalism from Magamba Network and is currently a first-year student at Zimbabwe Open University studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ethics and Organisational Leadership.

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