Mnangagwa is the right candidate to succeed Mugabe – Mliswa
By Simon Munyoro
Norton Independent Member of Parliament ,Temba Mliswa today (22/11/16) said that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is the only politician who can stop the bleeding in the country’s economy and succeed President Robert Mugabe.
Mliswa who addressed journalists at a press conference held at the Media Center in Harare said that unlike other politicians in Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa enjoyed was in a better standing to take over the button from the 92 year old fading leader.
“I am glad that for the first time Mugabe has come out in the open and indicated that he is considering retirement in light of this Mnangagwa is the most senior party member and has support from the military which happens to be the last line of authority in the country. We cannot talk about Mugabe anymore and what we need is a person like Mnangagwa to step in swiftly and stop the current bleeding in our economy,” he said.
Mliswa also took the opportunity to further tear into the Movement for Democratic Change President Morgan Tsvangirai whom he described as an immature politician after snubbing the Norton Rally on Saturday.
“I thought he was the last man standing but I am realizing he is immature politically .I support progressive movements and even if I mingle with Zanu-pf politicians that should not be a deterrent factor.
“The way Tsvangirai snubbed my rally on Saturday was painful and as a human being I did the last thing which being very angry with him. Even though he explained that he was attending to his chemotherapy he should not have done so at the last minute.
“The least I would say is that he is a very discourteous person because he should have second one of his three Vice Presidents to attend the event, “said Mliswa.
However, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka earlier told the media that Mliswa’s judgment over the incident was false.
He explained that Zimbabweans were aware that the bone of contention Mugabe and Zanu PF who have failed to deliver.
“Mugabe deserves the emotional effect of the Norton rally. Tsvangirai will not descend from the balcony and trade barbs with Mliswa on the dance floor. For the record, Tsvangirai would have wanted to attend this rally had it not been for his rescheduled chemotherapy session. If Mliswa wanted to speak to him, he knows where to find him,” Tamborinyoka said.