Exiled businessman threatens to take Mliswa to ICC

via Exiled businessman threatens to take Mliswa to ICC | The Zimbabwean 2 July 2014

The former co-owner of Noshio Motors, Paul Westwood has threatened to take his case against Zanu (PF) Mashonaland West provincial chairperson and MP Temba Mliswa to the International Criminal Court.

The case was tried in Zimbabwe but Mliswa and his co-accused, who allegedly wrested 50 percent shareholding from Westwood, were acquitted in 2011 for lack of evidence.

Westwood fled Zimbabwe in early 2013 to Scotland, claiming that Mliswa threatened to “kill me, rape my wife and kidnap our two boys”. “I do not believe an MP should be allowed to get away with this,” Westwood said in an email to The Zimbabwean.

“All I want is compensation. If Temba thinks he can get away with this he is dreaming as Interpol, MI5 will be involved too. His parents live in the UK and I will stop at nothing until he has repaid every cent. Even if it takes 40 years!” said Westwood.

“My MP (in Scotland) will be taking this ALL the way to the ICC if need be. Temba Mliswa has stolen from a lot of people and cannot continue to get away with this nonsense!”

Westwood said President Robert Mugabe was in talks with the British government regarding the takeover of his shares, but this could not be confirmed at the time of going to print. His said the Scottish MP had written to Mugabe, the United Nations, EU, SADC and the African Union to petition them against the seizure, but he was yet to get responses. “Mliswa believes he is untouchable and above the law but he has stood on too many toes and the time has come for him to be accountable for his actions and decisions,” added Westwood.

Zanu (PF) funder Billy Rautenbach recently accused Mliswa of extorting millions from him under the guise of connecting him to influential politicians.

Mliswa is nephew to Didymus Mutasa, the Minister of State in President Mugabe’s office.

Mliswa could not be reached for comment.

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    The Mind Boggles 6 years ago

    Mliswa’s parents live in the UK??? I’d love to know where exactly. It’s f%&#ing criminal how these people are allowed to live in a peaceful democracy , no doubt Temba will seek asylum there at some stage and hopefully we will all know where and will pay him a visit.

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      Petal 6 years ago

      tell me all about it: probably helping the arrogant son stash money abroad
      Gogor it Paul the sooner the better

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    Petal 6 years ago

    Tit for Tat Paul go for it

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    That’s nothing…of the 6 thieving savages who booted us off our farm at gunpoint, 4 now live in the UK, having sold off all our equipment and personal items from our farm. 10km’s of 6″ Ally Irrigation piping alone would have kept them going for a while over there, not to mention all our tractors and Green Houses etc. I’m going to hunt each and every one of them down as I’ve found out where 2 of them live. One has 2 wives, working for the NHS over there. Two now have British Passports and travel back and forth to our farm. My hatred levels run high! The crowd I’m really peeved with are the idiots at the CFU…they sold us down the tube a long time ago and did zero to help us, preferring to adopt a wait and see quiet diplomacy type attitude. It didn’t work and we are now paying the supreme sacrifice for believing they could help us…

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      Petal 6 years ago

      think everyone should follow Paul Westwood’s idea take the theiving thugs to the ICC or team up with Paul West Wood ?

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    Bambazonke 6 years ago

    Shows you how spineless the Poms are for allowing that. All said they couldn’t be in a better place for some legal action

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    Why aren’t his parents living in his paradise of Hurungwe, on the farm he nicked on the Kariba road?

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    zanupf fear me 6 years ago

    Perfidious Albion all along. Stoopid Whitehall protects zanupf criminals luxuriating in UK like chiyangwas kids tino chinyoka etc. Vigil. PSE action

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    petal 6 years ago

    those european countries are too soft someone needs to tell them to come down hard on these families of the theiving scumbags . they have one foot in here and one foot out there-blocking others