Winning candidate and Member of Parliament-elect for Norton, Temba Mliswa has urged aspiring legislators to go the independent route. Mliswa who is the only independent candidate who won a seat in the July 30 harmonised elections advised aspiring legislators to be visible on the ground and to work with the people in their constituency. Mliswa defeated President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special adviser Christopher Mutsvangwa who came third after Samuel Matemera of MDC Alliance.
There is a future in independent candidature. I urge more to go the independent route. The losing candidates should not tire; there is a start to everything, it’s important that they work with the people, those are the electorate that put you into office.
I can say I was the best independent candidate; the difference between me and them is that I was visible on the ground in every aspect of the constituency and wards. Work starts now. Some of the candidates started to be visible during the campaign period, the people don’t vote for someone they don’t know.