MP for Norton, Themba Mliswa, has warned people not to criticise the army as this could lead to dire consequences. While urging people to protest against the president and other institutions, Mliswa drew the line, when it came to criticising the military.
Addressing youths on Saturday, Mliswa said:
The only institution which I tell as young people today which you must never fight is the army. Do you ever hear me attack the army? None of you guys has courage like me. When army comes in, the police and CIO are nothing.
Even with my courage, the president I criticize but never the army. I know where to end. When you are in power you are protected by the army, not the police and the CIO. If you go to the President’s house who is outside? Do you need school to learn that? Those are people to work with not fight.
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