Norton Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa (Independent), was on Monday denied entry into the late former President Robert Mugabe’s Borrowdale home.
Mliswa had gone to offer his condolences to Mugabe’s widow, Grace, but was informed that she was not at home. Writing on Twitter, Mliswa said:
I went to go and pay my respects to the family of the late RGM this morning at “the Blue Roof”. Unfortunately a few minutes after producing my ID as requested I was informed that the former First Lady wasn’t in. Nonetheless, the family is in my thoughts and prayers.
In an interview with Zim Morning Post, Mliswa said he has done his part but was surprised that he was blocked from paying respects to the dead. He said:
I have played my party. I didn’t know that paying respects to the dead can be denied.
In our culture, we do not do that. If anything, what I did is just out of respect.
I could have chosen not to go there given how she (Grace) treated me when I was expelled from Zanu PF.