Sabhuku Temba Mliswa Admits Loss to Chamisa, Not Morgan Tsvangirai’s Son
Sabhuku Temba Mliswa, publicly admitted that his loss in the last harmonized elections was not to Morgan Richard Tsvangirai’s son but to Nelson Chamisa.
Challenging Election Battle: Tsvangirai vs. Mliswa
During the previous harmonized elections, son of the former Prime Minister, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, and Temba Mliswa engaged in a heated electoral contest for the parliamentary seat in Norton constituency. Ultimately, Richard emerged as the victor, representing the CCC party under the leadership of Chamisa.
Chamisa’s Disassociation and Disappointment
Temba’s recent comment comes in the wake of Chamisa publicly distancing himself from the CCC party. In a statement, Chamisa expressed his disappointment, stating, “CCC has been criminally handed over to Zanu PF. Our politics has been defiled by personal aggrandizement and a pursuit of titles and benefits. A contaminated, hijacked CCC cannot deliver a New Great Zimbabwe.”
Chamisa’s Call for Honest Leadership
Chamisa emphasized the importance of having honest and accountable individuals in positions of leadership. He revealed that he has been approached by various groups, including war veterans, women’s groups, youth groups, church leaders, trade unions, civil society, and leaders from other African countries. They seek enduring solutions to address Zimbabwe’s challenges as a nation.
Mliswa’s Perspective: Losing to an Idea
However, Temba Mliswa cited that his defeat was primarily due to Chamisa’s influence rather than Tsvangirai’s. He asserted, “As it stands, Chamisa simply represents an idea which has momentum, and no individual ability can withstand that. It’s the same with myself losing in Norton. I verily understand the dynamics, which are that I actually lost to Chamisa and not Richard. People are so fatally hungry for change they will embrace anyone standing for the accepted opposition.”