Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa, who is facing allegations of demanding a bribe from an investor, incriminated himself in a WhatsApp group chat according to The Herald. Mliswa said he did not accept bribes but rather, solicit for “consultancy fees”.
In response to a group message from MP Tafanana Zhou (Mberengwa North), who had sought clarification on the legality of Mliswa conducting meetings outside the committee’s official business, Mliswa said:
. . . even if I wanted to do business with Tundiya or Godard, I am allowed.
We have a life after Parly. My family must eat ka. What I don’t do is bribes but consultancy I do big time and I charge mari chaiyo like ($) 150 million with Billy Rautenbach. . . those are my figures.
Chiredzi North Member of Parliament, Cde Roy Bhila, then tried to restrain him, advising against him stifling freedom of expression in the portfolio committee to which Mliswa then said he was very powerful and will not be pushed out easily.
… I chaired PCC (Zanu-PF Provincial Coordinating Committee, before he was fired in 2014) and I also had my dogs I would use to bark. . . I also chaired Dynamos Football Club with vana Hon Femai. . . with that background. . . am no push over and you will try just like The Herald is doing. . . hausundi.
I also belong to many cartels and (I) believe the other one I belong to is the most powerful.
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Billy Rautenbach (other name Muller Conrad Rautenbach) is a wealthy businessman known mostly for his large business empire and close links to ZANU-PF. He owns one of the country's largest freight companies called Sabot. It is alleged he aided the Zanu-PF government financially, after the... Read More About Billy Rautenbach