Zimbabwean independent legislator for Norton Constituency has sensationally claimed that the main opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa knew President Emmerson Mnangagwa was going to be in the country’s highest office soon after the military coup that ousted late former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017.
He also added that the late main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was informed that Mnangagwa was going to replace Mugabe.
Addressing journalists in Harare Tuesday, Mliswa said he worked so hard to ensure Mnangagwa managed to grab power from Mugabe.
He accused Mnangagwa’s associates like Drax International representative Delish Nguwaya and Local Government minister July Moyo of being involved in massive allegations of corruption that tarnish Mnangagwa.
Recently, Nguwaya was arrested for allegedly dribbling past Mnangagwa’s government and resulting in his company being awarded a US$60 million tender to supply Covid-19 materials without requisite paperwork.
The Drax Covidgate scandal implicated the Zanu PF leader, his wife Auxilia and son Collins as the mastermind behind the scandal.
Former Health minister Obadiah Moyo has since been arrested and dismissed from government after he was granted ZWL 50,000 bail by the magistrate court.
Delish Nguwaya has also been arrested and remanded out of custody through ZLW 50 000 bail.
Mliswa claimed these people were tarnishing the image of Mnangagwa whom he argued his office was endorsed by the country’s main opposition, MDC Alliance and its leader Chamisa.
“We worked for the President to be in power. We shall expose those who want to tarnish the image of the President. We demanded nothing, we fought more than others in Zanu PF. November 2017 was a year for this country where everybody participated.
“We are all people who belong to the President. Everybody who marched in November 2017 knew that President Mnangagwa was going to be in power. The late Tsvangirai knew. Nelson Chamisa knew, the MDC knew. The whites knew,” Mliswa said.
But Mliswa denied that the November 2017 military takeover was a coup, arguing that soldiers who took over the streets and top public offices were protecting the interests of the public.
“There was never a coup but the army could not stop the momentum of the people. Former President had refused to step down and he was impeached in Parliament,” Mliswa added.
Mliswa said tomorrow he will write a letter to Mnangagwa exposing minister July Moyo’s alleged “corruption” and repeated his corruption allegations against police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga.