Norton MP, Temba Mliswa (Independent) says President Emmerson Mnangagwa erred in appointing Chris Mutsvangwa ZANU PF spokesperson.
Mliswa, a former ZANU PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman, described Mutsvangwa as an incompetent, but an ambitious individual who causes confusion and divisions.
Mliswa claimed Mutsvangwa has no political base and putting him into such an important position was ill-advised. He said:
I have even told the chairpersons to be watchful because they may not be there by the time we get to congress because that is a habit of ZANU PF by the time they get to congress there will be havoc. I know the guy.
I was the chairman who selected him to be secretary for information and publicity in Mash West.
He didn’t even attend meetings only to appear when the President (Robert Mugabe) came around.
Despite Mugabe not wanting Chris Mutsvangwa I pushed that he gets in. Mugabe never liked Chris because he is divisive.
Mutsvangwa is good at that yet politically he has never achieved anything. Set in his new position now the path towards the congress will be interesting.
You can’t put such a guy like Mutsvangwa into that position. He has no political capital and has no link with the ground.
It’s a game of people and numbers. As a presidential advisor, he failed. At the War Veterans there are problems too.
The only messages the President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) gets are gossip, conspiracies, and factional aspersions against people accused of siding with this one against him.
Mutsvangwa and Mliswa were among several candidates who contested the Norton National Assembly seat in 2018 which the latter won and currently holds.