By Wisdom Mumera
Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says political parties have failed the country due to constant internal strife.
Addressing supporters during a Ward rally at Takunda Primary School Mliswa said he has no desire to return to ZANU PF in its present state as he felt he was doing enough from outside.
“I am a person who always says things as they are and in party politics that is not allowed, you will be expelled. Even if you do a great job, you will still be expelled.
“I was chased out from ZANU PF but up to now, they have no concrete reason to state why they really expelled me. Personally, I have decided I will not be part of ZANU PF because for now, it is receptive of corruption and violence, things I don’t believe in,” he said.
“As an independent, I don’t go to any congress or have time for cell or ward meetings, I only have time for doing my job of representing people,” he added.
Mliswa alleged that currently both ZANU PF and MDC Alliance were mired in internal strife, factors which were reducing their effectiveness in representing people.
“Chamisa is alleged to be currently purging the party’s hierarchy of all the old man allied to former leader Morgan Tsvangirai as he seeks to strengthen his position ahead of the party’s congress.”
“He felt that those allied to Tsvangirai were the ones who voted against him when he vied for the Secretary-General position and he is now seeking to put his own people.”
“In ZANU PF we have seen the bombings and the expulsions and we wonder whether there is togetherness in that party, so you realise that being an independent is more productive,” he said.
Mliswa held two rallies on the same day as he seeks to get a full term after the expiration of the current term which he began in 2016 after a by-election.
The two rallies, one in Ward 15 at Nyaga City and the urban rally at Takunda Primary were highly attended despite the chilly weather.
Mliswa in his campaign in the buildup to the impending harmonised elections has seen to the repairing of roads, sinking boreholes and schools extension among other initiatives. His opponents in the 2018 elections include Chris Mutsvangwa of ZANU PF, Samuel Matemera of MDC Alliance and Tendai Muchemwa of ZIPP.