By Karen Nyeraurombo
Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says questions about the actual cost of the new Parliament building to the people of Zimbabwe need to be answered, adding that nothing is for free.
The new Parliament building in Mount Hampden is being built through a Chinese government grant to the people of Zimbabwe.
However, commentators are of the view that the country will pay one way or another, especially through minerals.
Currently, Chinese owned companies are mining various minerals, that range from granite, gold, coal and diamonds in Zimbabwe.
Some of the Chinese companies are even prospecting in national parks sacred areas such as Matusadonha.
Writing on his Twitter handle, Mliswa said the actual cost must be revealed to the nation.
“As for the new Parliament building of course it is good but at what cost. Nothing is for free, what is the actual cost to us as a nation? That is the question that needs answers,’’ he said.
People are tired of politicking
Mliswa added that people are now tired of always politicking and want better.
He also took the opportunity to challenge both Zanu PF and MDC, arguing that they can never beat him in any constituency that he can decide to stand-in.
“People are tired of politics and politicking. Just to remind you Chris Mutsvangwa, then a Presidential advisor got 4 000 and MDC got 7000 in 2018. I got nearly 17 000 votes. The reason is that you parties are in perpetual election mode and never work for the people. People can now see through that farce.
“What some of you guys in Zanu PF smoke is definitely not Zimbabwe cannabis. Democracy is important and Zanu PF as the revolutionary party should be torch bearers.
‘’However, your tone lacks that refinement and light, it’s all about brutality and force. “There are just too many hypocrites within this party. However, what I can assure you forget about Norton or anywhere I stand. All you can do is tell your people to work with me. The secret is that where I stand, I advocate for the development and not politics”-