Norton constituency legislator, Temba Mliswa has blasted the MDC Alliance over its threats to disrupt the forthcoming harmonised elections if the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) does not give in to their demands for a transparent voting process saying they should go to the ground to canvass for support as demonstrations and rallies will not work.
Addressing a press conference in Harare today, Mliswa who is also vying to retain his seat in the 30 July parliamentary elections said the political environment obtaining in the country was perfect compared to the former President, Robert Mugabe era.
“The election situation is way better than ever before, we cannot have a perfect election but let us appreciate that it is way much better than of any other country in the world,” said Mliswa.
“We do not want people who distract good things we have just because they do not have resources to campaign,” he added.
Mliswa blasted the the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance over its planned night vigils at the ZEC offices saying their strategy will not help them get momentum and support from the people.
“Rallies and demonstrations will not work. Candidates should go on the ground to talk to people, and I am the one doing that while the MDCs are busy marching in the streets, we do not want cheap politics here,” said Mliswa.
He took a swipe against Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA) Presidential candidate, Dr Nkosana Moyo whom he accused of employing wrong strategies to win the hearts of the electorate.
“We have the Nkosana Moyo who always post pictures eating sugar cane and they are doing nothing for the people, they know nothing about politics and it is a waste of time,” said Mliswa.
The former Zanu PF Mashonaland West Chairperson also poured cold water on concerns raised by opposition parties against ZEC saying the electoral mother body is fair in its administration of the July 30 elections.
The MDC Alliance has threatened to stop the holding of elections should ZEC fail to heed their demands to participate in the printing and distribution of ballot papers as well as the resignation of Justice Priscilla Chigumba whom they accuse of being biased in favor of the ruling Zanu PF and President Emmerson Mnangagwa.