Controversial Norton MP, Temba Mliswa (Independent) has appealed to voters in his constituency to ditch Zanu PF and MDC councillors and vote for independent candidates in the 2023 general elections.
In a communique he released on Friday to the residents of Norton, Mliswa said independent candidates are not bound by party ideologies hence they are free to serve their communities. Said Mliswa:
You chose me as an independent Member of Parliament, why can we not elect independent councillors too?
Independent councillors are not restricted by party politics but are councillors who are driven to serve the interests of the community and its development thereof.
Councillors who are acutely aware of and desirous of addressing people’s needs.
I trust that in the next election, people will vote with these things in mind.
The majority of urban councils in Zimbabwe are run by the MDC and the Zanu PF government has accused them of incompetence and engaging in high-level corruption.
Mliswa challenged Norton residents to votes wisely as voting for incompetent councillors means that they will endure another wasted five years. He said:
It is a dead-end. Those five years of contemplating where to put your X are critically important, it marks the entry of development or its exit.
So I cannot emphasise enough the importance of making the right choices.
Participation is key because not participating is a vote too and makes one lose the right to complain at another’s choice.
So Norton, let us vote wisely, let us vote for those who care and are able to diligently work towards Norton become the Dubai of Zimbabwe!