By Ndaba Nhuku.
London. (News of The South) – In the most bizarre case one can ever come across, Temba Mliswa has had NSSA boss Robin Vela fired for allegedly sexually harrassing Mliswa’s small house he has two kids with!! Why do personal issues have to go parliament? If the woman was abused, did she not know how to approach the courts?
How can Mliswa use his parliamentary position to get the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) Chairman fired? I acknowledge that Robin Vela was entangled in a sexual abuse matter raised by the NSSA Company Secretary who happens to be Mliswa’s girlfriend. Why did Mliswa not leave the issue for others to handle than taking it parliament? His Brant statement that he has two children with the woman says a lot about arrogance and abuse of parliament privileges.
Surely how could Mliswa threaten Vela as an MP, and then have the guts to say that he has 2 children with the same Secretary on whose behalf he is fighting?
Shows there is more to this than the alleged sexual abuse of this woman.
Who is being earmarked to take over one of Zimbabwe’s illustrious parastatal? Vela transformed NSSA from earning $11m to $112m per year. Who is now going to take over his good work and drive down NSSA by looting it? I do not condone sexual abuse of any worker by any boss. Indeed, no cows should be sacred. Zanu has a history of protecting sexual predators whilst harrassing perceived rivals.
For example look at Munyaradzi Kereke. Gono ‘s former advisor raped a 12 year old niece at gun point and the police refused to lay charges and he was actually protected by the then Attorney General. I am aware some individuals campaigned for years without success Tonga e this guy arrested. It was only later that a private prosecution led to Kereke going to prision. The same Zanu member Kereke who was an MP used to own Doves whose funds kept him out of prison as a donor to the party.
Who protected Kereke for years after he had raped a child?
Again look at Acie Lumumba who also allegedly raped a teenager. He was an influential Lacoste guy. When his case was reported, the police ignored him and instead arrested the victim herself. What justice? We all know that at the end her family had to run away to Botswana fearing for their lives. Did Mliswa take the victim’s battle to parliament?
How many actually cases yearn for real justice out there are not being looked at because the perpetrators are deombthe ruling party? Has Mliswa himself answered Paul Westwoods about grabbing his company? Justice must not be selective. Justice must be fairly sought and enforced and not depend on one’s ability to abuse his parliamentary position because they are in power and those they victimise have no means of fighting back.
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