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Temba Mliswa opens up on ministerial ambitions

by Mandla Ndlovu
11 Apr 2019 at 11:42hrs | Views
Norton Member of Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has dispelled speculations that he is eyeing a Ministerial post in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.

The speculations were sparked by the way Mliswa has been attacking Minister of Youth Kirsty Coventry and calling her a dumb person who is trying to act smart.

Said Mliswa, "The assumption that I desire to be a Minister just because I have commented on a specific portfolio is thoroughly wrong. The only time I wanted that was 2013. Neither influence or money is the prerogative of a Ministerial position. I may, can and do have that without the position."

Mliswa said Ministers are curtailed for expressing themselves hence he is fine as an MP and not Minister.

"I have discovered as Minister you are suffocated by decorum and staid etiquette, can't freely debate in Parly, you are whipped and i wouldn't say most of the things I say here. I love my freedom. Besides, you want to be Minister in a government with money not this broke scenario."

Mliswa's statements come contrary to his views that he expressed in 2018 when he endorsed President Mnangagwa and prayed that he appoint him as Minister if he wins.

"My vote is going for ED in 2018, and everybody must know that, but I also expect ED to appoint me as a minister. What we want is good governance and good people coming in. I was very disappointed that ED was not able to appoint people who had capacity when the people's revolution happened, there are people who have capacity outside ZANU PF who can serve this country honestly and diligently," he said then.

Source - Byo24News