ZRP has said Temba Mliswa who was arrested this morning was arrested for violating lockdown restrictions. In a statement released this afternoon, ZRP said Mliswa held a gathering when he knew that such gatherings are prohibited:
ZRP PRESS STATEMENT 11 FEBRUARY 2021
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ARREST OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR NORTON, TEMBA MLISWA FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 NATIONAL LOCKDOWN MEASURES
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Norton Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa at his Borrowdale home today in connection with contravening section 5(3)(a) of provisions of Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (Consolidation and Amendment) Order, 2020, of Statutory Instrument 200/2020 as read with Statutory Instrument 10 of 2021, that is unlawful gathering, knowing that such gathering is prohibited. More details to follow.
[NYATHI. P] Assistant Commissioner Senior Staff Officer
[Press, Public and International Relations] to the Commissioner General of Police Police General Headquarters
Mliswa said he was arrested because he was about to do what he called a hard exposure. Mliswa has been embroiled in a tussle with his former lover Susan Mutami and they have accused each other of many things during the tussle.