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Temba Mliswa digs in

by Mandla Ndlovu
27 Jun 2019 at 14:48hrs | Views
Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa says he will leave no stone unturned to make sure that Chinese nationals obey the laws of the country by desisting from abusing Zimbabwean employers.

Mliswa who was temporarily detained at a Chinese firm yesterday has been on a crusade to stop the ill-treatment of workers.

His intervention recently saw one of the Chinese nationals who assaulted Chief Chivero being deported.

Read Mliswa's full statement below:

Surely Zimbabwe can't be turned into China or vice versa. Even students who fail to pay fees whilst studying in China are mistreated despite being on government programmes. Instead of being mutually beneficial these relationships have turned out to be very one-sided.

We can't allow such mistreatment at the hands of the Chinese to continue at home or abroad. Can you even imagine a Chinese legislator being blockaded and literally kidnapped in China by Zimbabweans? It would be an uproar!

The police were also very slow off the mark in attending to the clear case of kidnapping. Why would they need to approach higher offices in dealing with the matter?

Why doesn't government follow up on every investor in Zimbabwe to ensure that there is compliance with health and safety rules, environmental laws, labour practices and all aspects of human rights?

It's sad to hear reports from Norton Hospital of untreatable STIs contracted by ladies from the Chinese.

As a legislator, I'll do everything in my power to ensure such wanton disregard of local laws is stopped. No wonder you hear of cases of leaders expelling Chinese from their countries. Chinese foreign nationals shouldn't rely on dishonesty to settle in other countries

We'd rather not have such "investment" at the expense of the welfare of Zimbabweans. Our dignity and integrity are more important than the money they bring in whilst damaging our country and plundering its resources. We'll not be sacrificed for brown envelopes given to corrupt leaders



Source - Byo24News

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