Mugabe, Smith more or less the same: Mliswa

via Mugabe, Smith more or less the same: Mliswa – NewsDay Zimbabwe September 16, 2015

EXPELLED former Zanu PF Mashonaland West chairman Temba Mliswa has said President Robert Mugabe’s government is no different from Ian Smith’s repressive Rhodesian regime and urged youths to fight to liberate themselves.


In a solidarity message at the launch of the Itai Dzamara Trust Fund in Harare yesterday, Mliswa said he believed in what the missing Dzamara stood for.

He said the time was nigh for youths to fight for what they believe in the same way the current crop of leaders fought for the liberation of the country.

“It’s time to stand for what we believe in. Even if I was still an MP, I would have come here. If you are a true MP and you don’t fight for such, ask yourself: What am I doing?” said the former Hurungwe West legislator.

“I have been MP, central committee member, chairman of a portfolio committee in a short space of time and I want to use all those experiences. I ask other MPs what they are doing. I will undertake to adhere to the Constitution and human rights.”

He commended plans by former Vice-President Joice Mujuru to launch a political party to challenge Zanu PF, but warned without credible reforms, the country would remain difficult to lead.

“We need rule of law for anyone to invest in Zimbabwe. Any politician with that on the agenda first, them certainly election will come, but the 2018 election will be just as controversial because these people will still be in power. So we have to work,” Mliswa said.
He said the MDC-T had won several previous elections, but failed to take over State power because of the absence of the rule of law.

“The same way they fought the Smith regime is what we should do. It’s only that Smith was white and we are fighting a black Smith,” said the businessman.

Dzamara, leader of the Occupy Africa Unity Square group, which was advocating for Mugabe to step down from power, was abducted by suspected State security agents six months ago and his whereabouts have remained unknown.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights official Kennedy Masiye said human rights defenders would never tire in their fight for the safe return of Dzamara.

“There was an order that we be given reports regularly. We rarely see those reports if ever they come. We will continue to force and find ways and institutions that will help us to force government to investigate and avail Dzamara. We shall not tire,” Masiye said.

Church leader Bishop Ancelimo Magaya, who officially launched the trust fund, said Dzamara’s disappearance had angered many and also urged Zimbabweans to continue fighting for the return of the activist.

MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora was also in attendance so were Dzamara family members including his mother and brother Patson.


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    Doris 7 years ago

    Mliswa…..those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones! You preach the rule of law when we all know what you did in Karoi. How many people have you beaten? For what reason?

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    No, no comparison at all.

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    IAN SMITH 7 years ago

    Not even close

    Ian was a farmer
    Bob exterminated the farmers

    Ian fought a war and fed the region i.e. bread Basket.
    Bob has no war yet starves the nation i.e. basket case.

    Ian had a productive economy i.e. jobs
    Bob has no economy i.e. no jobs

    Ian had a strong currency Rhodesian Dollar $.60 US$1.00
    Bob has no currency jack squat

    Ian had the brain to run an economy
    Bob has a 1000 years to learn

    Ian would have a land slide victory today
    Bob has you know the drill.


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    jayadhara 7 years ago

    Ian smith Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk that is very,very very true.ndarangarira mbuya vangu ndavapa mapepa aya ainzi imari,ndoreva okuwanda ma 0000000000iya.vakazoenda kuchigayo vakanzi haichashandi,kkkkk pavakadzoka vakati nhai muzukuru,ko smith zvaaiva nanizve nhai.kkkkkk zvakaoma

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    mandevu 7 years ago

    yeah, all beginning to sink in isn’t it? Difficult comparison because of all the emotions, but there can be little doubt about the disastrous nature of current leadership

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    Tinomunamataishe 7 years ago

    No comparison between Mugabe and Smith, Mugabe is in a class of his own.

    Mugabe is one of the most ruthless dictators of all time who has driven more than 30% of the population into exile.

    In a war situation Smith did not go about butchering the innocent villagers and yet Mugabe in a non-war situation went about annihilating thousands of innocent villagers in Matabeleland and the Midlands.

    Smith looked after his own but no for Robert only he matters and only he knows everything.

    If Smith was comparable how come he handed over power which is unthinkable for Mugabe even at a ripe old age of 91.

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    machakachaka 7 years ago

    Mliswa, the terror boy of Karoi. At least people can breathe better, now that Mugabe has rejected his vicious dog.

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    Black Smith 7 years ago

    When Temba was feasting on the ZANU gravy train he didn’t even complain once yet now he’s fallen out of favour we are meant to think he is a saint!!

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    Collin Mackenzie 7 years ago

    Where the he’ll is my post,all you do is post anti Mugabe posts and posts that are pro our leader you never post is this another rasict propaganda unwavering kind of dispresctful media site.

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    Collin Mackenzie 7 years ago

    Temba must Vostek..