Susan Mutami, a socialite and Norton MP Temba Mliswa’s former lover has come out guns blazing in defence of a local publication, Zim Morning Post following the arrest of its journalists over a story that had something to do with the estranged lovers.
Zim Morning Post editors, Elias Mambo and Farayi Machamira were arrested on criminal insult charges in an article concerning Mliswa and Mutami, pressed by Mliswa.
Mutami who gave the journalists information used in the story said she was certain of every word she told them and had evidence of the details in the article. Mutami tweeted:
Dear Zimbabweans, I am prepared to testify in court that whatever Zim Morning Post wrote in its article was 100% authentic as it came from me during an interview.
I have got proof of all my claims, some of which CIO and CID are in possession of.
Therefore the charges pressed by baba Owen MUDHA, Mliswa/MATWINS against the journalists are baseless and possibly based on desperation to extort money from Zim Morning Post.
On 1 February, Zim Morning Post published an article titled ‘Three months relationship made in hell: Philanthropist in messy break up with Temba Mliswa’ which frustrated Mliswa.
Mliswa claimed he was not given an opportunity to defend himself as issues raised in the article were harmful to his character and career.
Mutami made several allegations about Mliswa in the article. She said during the course of their romantic affair, Mliswa had confessed to being bisexual, homosexual, and a spirit medium.
Mutami also claimed Mliswa had told her that he was preparing for his way up the ladder to the Presidential seat through clearing one political hurdle who happened to be July Moyo.