Officials from the Norton Town Council have said that they will be seeking protection from law enforcement officials after allegedly getting threats of violence from Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa. The councillors allege that Mliswa is seeking to undermine the local council and is attempting to take over the running of Norton Town Council.
Council chairperson Councillor Precious Mufahore told a Press conference yesterday:
Since he became MP for Norton, council, through its various structures has held a number of meetings with him with a view to promote and advance development in Norton, but most of the meetings have ended with threats of violence and physical harm to both councillors and its employees.
Council views these threats seriously and would like to call upon law enforcement agents to protect both councillors and employees. It is disturbing to note that the MP has of late sidelined council and wants to directly give orders to council employees on the pretext he is playing his oversight role as MP.
However, Mliswa refuted the allegations saying the councillors are uneducated and do not understand the role of a legislator.