Helen Kadirire 5 May 2017
HARARE – Norton Council has approached the courts seeking a protection
order against the town’s legislator Temba Mliswa, whom they accuse of
harassing the local authority’s employees.
In an interview with the Daily News this week, the town’s chairperson
Precious Mufahore, said the protection order was to bar the former Zanu PF
official from getting anywhere near the town’s council offices.
“Mliswa has been a menace to the town ever since he became our MP. He
hurls insults at management and even threatens councillors and officials
without reason,” she said.
“Some of the things he says are not fit to be published because they are
too vulgar and for someone of his stature it is not proper,” Mufahore
said, adding that “the application against him was filed on Wednesday“.
She claimed that the demonstration against the local authority that was
conducted in April was a plot by Mliswa to tarnish the council’s image.
Mufahore said the town’s councillors have also approached Local Government
minister Saviour Kasukuwere to assist in managing the Mliswa issue.
However, Mliswa said he was unfazed by Mufahore’s claims.
“This latest ploy is a desperate attempt to divert Norton’s attention from
demanding proper service delivery. The last kicks of a dying horse,” he
said on his Twitter account.