Violence forces Mliswa to surrender farm

Temba Mliswa, the former Zanu (PF) provincial chair for Mashonaland West, has announced his decision to surrender a farm he had been given to the ruling party.

Temba Mliswa
Temba Mliswa

Addressing a press conference in Harare today, Mliswa, who was recently fired from the party and is running as an independent candidate in the Hurungwe West constituency he used to control, said he would hand over Spring Farm located in Karoi within 24 hours.

He accused local government minister, Ignatius Chombo, and businessman Phillip Chiyangwa of being behind the violence that rocked the farm recently.

The violence which is being blamed on Zanu (PF) supporters left many of his workers hospitalized.

"If Chombo says I must be arrested for peddling lies, I have evidence of violence in Hurungwe. Police are not doing anything to arrest perpetrators of violence on my farm,"

Mliswa was at one time accused of driving around 900 cattle from Mashonaland West to a farm belonging to his uncle, Didymus Mutasa, in Manicaland after forcibly taking them from white farmers at the height of the land reform programme.

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