Independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has voiced concerns over a plot to have him arrested over involvement in the raging Aspindale stands case.
Mliswa says his detractors are also concerned at how he has exposed them in a network of Drax’s Delish Nguwaya, President Mnangagwa’s Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) and the ZRP.
“It appears my exposure of the shenanigans over Aspindale & the network of Nguwaya, SACU, ZRP and the Courts has ruffled feathers.
“I’ve caught wind of a plot to engineer my arrest on trumped up charges in an effort to silence me.
Mliswa said, ‘whilst my detractors will probably celebrate such a move, and no doubt the comments will reflect that, it will not silence me or my efforts at exposing corruption.
“One day is one day. I don’t fear jail and such has been dismally attempted before, ” he said.
Mliswa was roped in by Aspindale 48 and 49 residents to assist them in their battle with Billy Rautenbach.
The ZANU PF aligned Rautenbach has been fighting to dispossess the residents of their stands arguing that he owns the place.
Mliswa has since accused Local Government Minister July Moyo, Harare State Minister Oliver Chidawu and Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga of working with Rautenbach.
Early last month Chidawu held a press conference where he dismissed the accusations of corruption in the Aspindale case.
Mliswa’s utterances provide another new angle to the Aspindale battle which has been going on with no end in sight.
Despite the residents winning a court battle for ownership Rautenbach has continued developing the area and advertising the stands.
In 2015 government stopped the demolition of “illegal” structures in Aspindale and ordered the Harare City Council to take over the housing project and regularise the existing 500 structures.
However the case has remained attritional to date.