By Staff Writer
NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa who was arrested Thursday morning during a press conference at his Borrowdale home has been charged of breaching the Covid19 lockdown regulations.
Said Mliswa in a cautioned and warned statement: “I deny the allegations levelled against me. Firstly the prohibition in Statutory Instrument 57/2021 relates to gatherings in a public place. Number 21 Domboshava Road is a private residence. Further I did not convene the said gathering as it was canvassed by Media Center. Lastly, there were about 20 journalists in attendants which is below the threshold of 30 stipulated by the law.”
He accused the ZRP of abusing authority and being manipulated by power with the intention to silence the outspoken politician.
Mliswa was arrested while addressing journalists following his messy break-up with Australian based lover Susan Mutami who has been making several allegations linking the legislator to corruption, homosexuality and a foiled attempt to poison President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son.
A senior police officer who refused to identify himself to journalists stormed the press briefing accompanied several anti-riot operatives and force-marched a puzzled Mliswa into VXR vehicle.