MLISWA: Tsvangirai an “Insensitive Betrayer”
NORTON MP Temba Mliswa says he is still angry with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai after his failure to attend the “Thank you rally” for Norton people who voted for him in the recent by-election.
According to Mliswa, Tsvangirai, who failed to attend for health reasons, should have sent his deputy to represent him at the rally.
Mliswa opened up to journalists in Harare during a press conference Tuesday, accusing Tsvangirai of being insensitive admitting he told him to “go to hell.”
“I am still angry with Tsvangirai because he failed to turn up for my event in Norton after having promised to be present on the day.
“The Saturday incident is very painful. I am only human and it hurts that those people whom you look up to and trust can betray you. We must be sincere if we are to be progressive. I like Tsvangirai and do respect him. I talk to him and he personally told me 19th was the day but, it is so unfortunate he had to go for chemotherapy.
“I did say “go to hell.” I could not find any better word but, only believe Tsvangirai is insensitive and unfair. Truly I am disappointed with him,” said Mliswa.
The former Zanu PF chairman for Hurungwe West added that he had made the MDC-T leader the guest of honour out of all opposition leaders in the country.
“Tsvangirai has three vice presidents and could have easily sent one of them on his behalf but did not even bother to call he was unable to come for the celebrations. Imagine his supporters who had come in MDC-T regalia had to go back to their homes to change,” said Mliswa.
He added, “That is betrayal. I thought of him as the last man standing and now I believe there is no man standing. All I want is a new Zimbabwe.”
However, Mliswa commended Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti for their support during the campaign period where the latter wrote encouraging letters for him.