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Neither a fly nor queen bee can land on Temba Mliswa's mouth

07 Nov 2018 at 07:07hrs | Views
The attack of a defenseless prisoner Munyaradzi Kereke by Hon. Temba Mliswa for allegedly impregnating his wife (while in prison) is not only illegal/unethical but foolish/evil. Temba has proved himself to be talkative and an unlearned person. I want to thank God that Temba is not my MP. The people of Norton should consider calling Temba to order or recall him from parliament. Temba should think before opening his mouth. It is an embarrassment for a qualified MP to fight against innocent and defenseless citizens, for Temba to fight against a prisoner who is not even in parliament is ‘unparliamentary'.

I am not a constitutional lawyer but there is no clear evidence that conjugal incentives are allowed or not allowed in the Zimbabwean prisons. The laws of the land supports conjugal rights but did not state whether the right is restricted in prisons or church gatherings or any place on earth provided the rule of privacy is observed. Even if the conjugal incentives are illegal according to the bylaws of Zimbabwe prisons, the prisoner Munyaradzi Kereke is entitled to conjugal rights as per the constitution. Is it therefore normal for a qualified MP to fight against a prisoner, instead of clearing the dust about conjugal rights of prisoners, Temba is punishing Munyaradzi Kereke to the wall.

All of us should condemn Temba for extending his blows to a defenseless prisoner. There is no difference with an international boxer who snicks into a women's mental hospital and start fighting with the mental victims. In one of my previous piece, I once advised Herald Newspaper not to follow the late Morgan Tsvangirai to the grave when they continued to exposed his alleged left-side well after his death. Today, help me to send a strong signal to Temba so that he should avoid attacking the helpless, dead, prisoners or conceived babies.

While addressing the netzens via his twitter account, Temba alleged that Munyaradzi Kereke was wrong when he impregnated his wife while in prison. He talked of double standards that I failed to link with the Zimbabwean law. Conjugal right is not forbidden by the Zimbabwean law provided it is done in privacy. The prisoner Munyaradzi Kereke responded by writing to the Speaker of the Parliament requesting him to take action against Temba for humiliating his family.

I almost cried when I read the allegations on twitter account of Temba while attacking a defenseless prisoner Munyaradzi Kereke. If it is true that Kereke's wife is pregnant, was Temba also attacking the ‘baby in the womb'?. Mary and Elizabeth rejoiced when Jesus leaped in the womb of His mother. In our traditional culture, when a woman gets pregnant (illegally or legally) we rejoice. I was expecting Temba to do the same but he decided to show his evil side. Temba should know that, by attacking Munyaradzi Kereke for impregnating his wife, he had not only attacked God the Creator but also the unborn baby, Kereke's wife, relatives and even his ancestors.

When the unborn baby alleged to be of prisoner Munyaradzi Kereke leaped in his/her mother's womb evil people did not rejoice, they wanted his father to be punished.

Temba should provide V11s on his allegations, does it mean that it is only Munyaradzi Kereke (in all Zimbabwe's prisons) who is enjoying conjugal services? I am confident that one Prophet is alleged to be receiving the same services while in prison and one of his wives was reported to be pregnant but Temba never said anything in support or against.  Today, the prisoner Munyaradzi Kereke's wife is alleged to be pregnant Temba has confidence to denounce a process (conjugal right) that is legal to every Zimbabwean. 

I wrote a lot of pieces against Munyaradzi Kereke-Gono PhD scandal but have decided to come to his rescue today because of this evil attack on the defenseless. I want to warn Lacoste and G40 members not to take their beef to the prisons or graves. What Herald newspaper did by following the late Tsvangirai to the grave should stop. Who is a problem between a prisoner Kereke and Queen Bee/fuel/cooking oil/Lumumba-Mthuli-Mutsvangwa-40k saga? Instead of coming up with economic strategies, Temba is attacking a defenseless prisoner. That's a shame.

Final Submissions
I am now urging the Speaker of Parliament to take this matter seriously. Temba did the unethical thing by attacking the ‘unborn baby' (if it is true) that even if it was Judas Iscariot, he could have rejoiced. Mr. Speaker Sir, conjugal right is legal in Zimbabwe provided there is privacy irrespective of locations or situations. Mr. Speaker Sir, this is the first case in the history of Zimbabwe/World for a seating MP to attack a defenseless prisoner. Mr. Speaker Sir how can Hon. Temba attack a prisoner who is incapacitated to come to the parliament and defends himself?. Apart from public apology, Temba should be heavily punished and I will be following closely on this matter.

Mr. Speaker sir, parliament should pass a bill that will enable the space/infrastructure conducive for conjugal rights to be availed in prisons. If Zimbabwe is not willing to do this, then legalize homosexuality in prisons which I know that the act is prevalent in prisons though illegal according to the law of Zimbabwe. Munyaradzi Kereke is in prison today, tomorrow it might be you or Temba Mliswa. So we should make things right because we are all possible candidates for prisons.

Don Chigumba is a mixed methods research specialist, can be found on twitter @Donchigumba


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