Mliswa in another u-turn, says to rejoin Zanu PF


By Jermaine Ndlovu

Former Zanu PF chair for Mashonaland West Temba Mliswa has made a u-turn on earlier vows he will never go back to Zanu PF, telling journalists in Bulawayo weekend he will consider rejoining a party that expelled him if it won next year’s elections.

The new Norton MP Temba Mliswa
The new Norton MP Temba Mliswaliswa

Mliswa was in 2015 expelled along with several party bigwigs who included then Vice President Joice Mujuru for being part of an alleged plot to dethrone President Robert Mugabe.

His expulsion saw him lose his seat as party MP for Hurungwe West.

Through his outspokenness against President Mugabe’s dictatorial rule and tacit approval for high level corruption in government, Mliswa miraculously warned his way into the hearts of Mugabe’s opposition rivals.

The former fitness trainer was in October last year elected back to parliament but via a Norton by-election in which he contested as an independent.

His victory and first such Zanu PF defeat in many by-elections was credited to support he received from the MDC-T following its poll boycott stance.

During the period, Mliswa has insisted he will never rejoin Zanu PF.

But it took a trip to Bulawayo this weekend for the controversial politician to tell the world he would consider rejoining a party that gave him an illustrious but turbulent career as a prominent politician.

“From what’s on the ground Zanu PF is more powerful than all the opposition parties and they stand a better chance of winning next year,” Mliswa said.

“I will say this for the first time, come 2018 if Zanu PF is still in power I am going to rejoin them, if you can’t beat them, join them and I am not going to waste my time on that.

“I have more than 10 years in politics and come 2018 and if Zanu PF wins why I should start anything new, I am going to join the party.”

Since his expulsion from Zanu PF, Mliswa has been making conflicting signals about his political future.

When he was expelled, he declared he was going to bounce back to the ruling party, insisting Zanu PF has welcomed back before, its former rejects among them Tsholotsho North MP Jonathan Moyo.

Mliswa turned around again, and was in November quoted saying he would rather die than rejoin Zanu PF.

This was after images of him and Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere circulated through social media with the former allies turned rivals looking cosy in each other’s company.

Mliswa was quick to say this was during a visit to Kasukuwere’s government offices to discuss the issuing of stands to war veterans in his constituency.

The fiery politician and businessman has also been seen with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai whom he has said was the best opposition leader to front a planned grand coalition to challenge Zanu PF next year.

Few months later, Mliswa was linked to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction within Zanu PF.

He was later linked to Zimbabwe People First, which comprises a group of former Zanu PF elders who had broken ranks with Mujuru. Radio VOP

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  • Mental case

  • Duzvi rako nxa

  • U are a confused man

  • He is a nitwit

  • Pure political prostitute.

  • dumb dumber dumbest

  • Haywire

  • Mind you he’s masquerading as a opposition member but he’s already a Zany PF.

  • What’s like having paranoid mentally unwell ?

  • ndi mboko uyu

  • Col Mayihlome Ihlasele

    ZANU-PF made him a millionaire what with the brown envelopes to access his uncle Mutasa. He can see his uncle thrust into poverty whilst Chivaoyo, Charamba and the like are creaming it. You need a conscience to resist this temptation and I don’t think anyone who has succeeded in life through ZANU-Pf can suddenly have this trait

  • Nxaa mweya wekuponda wakubata futi

  • This guy is confused or he is playing mind games on people.

  • ngu mthengisi nje lowu.

  • what U-turn he never left us. ZANU PF together forever

  • hez a dickhead

  • Opotunist mliswa

  • Very confused

  • Disgusting prostitute

  • Chikiti

    Mukosho wake

  • He knows how to play the game of politics. Politicians are not trustworth at all. If you trust politicians even if you are a politician then you should learn more about politics because politicians can’t be trusted at all.

  • Ndokupenga

  • chifeve chepolitics haazive zvarikuda nhasi kuline remukaka mangwana svetu kuline renyama chete ndopolitics dzacho hapana wekutemba apa.

  • Political prostitute

  • Confused idiot

  • I mhata ye munhu uyo

  • Confused mliswa kutsvaga pane hupfu chete

  • So sad really. Tonight I will light and candle and pray for him.

  • C.I.O!

  • Ndi ndi ndi ndikakaka mumupindura a aanozofufunga ndindikumutetedzera

  • Kudzinga kwataka muita kubva ku zanu pf takange tato ona pfungwa dzake kuti anenge chibenzi benzi chimunhu chisina kukwana.isu hachamuda hamheno kuti izanu pf ipi yaari kuda kudzokera.

  • You cant fool people twice Cde you know very well that next year Zanu pf will have a collective campaign strategy maybe the opposition hv a slight chance for you independent straight to doldrums uda kungwara manje ukunyangira iri kuona wairasa

  • Anonymous

    This idiot who took a British Mans business by force is just an opportunist looking out for a financial gain he can make

  • He can’t anywhere he has zanu pf loot .akangonzi tipe zvawatora or else come back

  • This man is insane

  • A shameless and desperate opportunist.

  • I’m sure all his comments start with, ‘eh…eh…eh…’???

  • i am surprised by those who are getting surprised

  • i am surprised by those who are getting surprised

  • Benzi

  • Munhu weZanu ndeweZanu kusvikira rinhi havachinje avo

  • schicco

    What this means is that Mliswa is going to lose his seat to MDC, people will not vote for a chameleon.

  • Hamuna kuoma kut kukura kwemusoro zvoratidza kut hamuna chirimo muzerevuta yega yga

  • MWANA wehure mliswa

  • Iduzvi remunhu after getting back to parliament thru us opposition people

  • I knew it!!!!!!

  • mastadon

    He’s a Political Prostitute.Let him Rejoin Zanu PF,besides he’s a thug anyways.

  • Great

  • Not surprised. Not shocked. Not news. WHY? BECAUSE. My last comment about MDC T hypocrisy on helping Zanu pf’ s ‘lost and found’ zombies some people may have thought I am just being loud. I questioned if MDC T would do the same to PF Zapu led by Cde Dr Dumiso Dabengwa or Professor Welshman Ncube’s MDC. A big NO. Why? Because there is still some element of zanu pf brotherly wood in MDC T. Another example of MDC T’s misdirected energy was the support given to Joyce Mujuru. If this is what Mliswa is thinking of doing then THANKXXX Mliswa for exposing MDC T’ s lack of political insight. Zanu pf will kick out a lot of its zombies before elections and MDC T will in the spirit of its shared ‘brothereen’ not only embrace them but put them as candidates for elections. MDC T must put its acts together and show political maturity that is if they are not politically double agents. The Mliswa and Mujuru accounts stands out as an example of misguided political tactic of the party.

  • Haazive zvaarikuda rubbish tomorrow you will be eatin with them rubbish

  • Don’t tke him serious,he play 2th gallery I pity those who voted 4him thinking he was mature enough 2b an MP

  • Thoz voted Temba may come to my surgery for free brain examination and treatment.

  • This guy is politically immature or maybe brainless. He talks too much with very little. He is more like a noise maker than anything else

  • Confused idiot

  • u are just a political prostitute and for your own info. sony boy u are finished

  • Can anyone take Mr mliswa to harare hospital Ku section yamapenzi.he is confused this boy.hatidi mapenzi Ku revolutionary party isu

  • He is just an opportunist, in it for his selfish reasons.

  • Uyuwo uyu

  • Nonsense 😂 😂

  • Kapenzi aka kamunhu munhu ngachigare ikoko chimu pandu pandu

  • Wakuda kufa manje ita hako

  • Chameleons end up with no friends…

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