Temba Mliswa said he will vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the post of the president in the forthcoming election and expects the Zanu PF leader to appoint him as minister.
The former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson, who is running as an Independent candidate for the Norton seat once again, said he is competent enough to run a ministry.
Temba Mliswa said Mnangagwa has his vote.
“The last person whom you want to doubt is me, there is clarity. I support ED yes, I also believe in a generation coming through so I support Chamisa’s rise,” Mliswa responded during an election debate Wednesday in Harare.
“But from my choice, yes I support ED, but I don’t have to be Zanu PF to support ED, you must understand this.”
“My vote is going for ED in 2018 and the MDC people of Norton and everybody must know that.”
But Mliswa left some of the audience in stiches and gasping for breath while others grumbled as he endorsed Mnangagwa.
“But I also expect ED to appoint me as a Minister not because I am Zanu PF but because I am competent,” he said.
“What we want is good governance, good people coming in.”
“Equally, I was very disappointed in that ED was not able to appoint the right people, when the peoples’ revolution happened; people who had capacity.”
“I think he was supposed to look outside Zanu PF; there are people outside Zanu PF who can still serve this country, the most important thing is to put people who can serve the country honestly and diligently.”
The Norton legislator also said the coming elections will give him an opportunity to dispel comments that he won because he was endorsed by other opposition parties.
“There has been a lot of things said about my winning in Norton. Last time MDC sad they helped me, everybody said they helped me. So, from an individualist point of view, I want to see whether it was them that helped me or it is the people that decided,” he told the audience.
“I believe in the peoples’ politics, people must dictate who must lead them in terms of their capacity and vision and Norton gives me that challenge.”
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