Ousted Mashonaland West Zanu-PF provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa, on Saturday disrupted an inter-district meeting at Karoi Country Club, where he accused acting provincial chairman Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi of causing his arrest over trumped up firearms charges.A fired up Cde Mliswa claimed Cde Ziyambi was abusing his ministerial post in the Home Affairs ministry to cause his arrest.
Cde Mliswa is out on $200 bail on charges of illegally possessing firearms.
The embattled Cde Mliswa first ranted when Cde Keith Guza (acting Mashonaland West vice chair) introduced Cde Ziyambi as Mashonaland West Zanu-PF provincial chair.
Infuriated by that, Cde Mliswa interjected claiming: “He isn’t the provincial chair; he (Keith Guzah) is misrepresenting facts. He knows the truth.”
All hell broke loose when Cde Ziyambi took to the podium addressing people and urging them to unite.
He condemned cadres in Zanu-PF who had been dropped from the party hierarchy for being part of “the cabal that is plotting to assassinate President Mugabe.”
Claimed Cde Mliswa: “You’re saying ‘forward with unity’ when you’re not acting by example. Tell the people the truth, you’re in fact destroying the party, are we united when you’re destroying the party like this?
“Ziyambi you’re getting me arrested over firearms charges. You’re making me suffer over guns. Which guns, be clear?
“It’s you who is destroying the party. Ziyambi Ziyambi isn’t the Mash West provincial chair, neither is Guzah his substantive deputy.”
Cde Mliswa furiously advanced towards Cde Guzah who was facilitating the meeting as some party supporters tried to restrain him from moving towards the high table.
Following the altercation, Cdes Ziyambi and Guzah left the place although they were later seen chatting to some party advisers outside the building for a few minutes.
Cde Mliswa was also seen being calmed down by some party supporters soon after the fiasco.
Zanu-PF Central Committee members Phone Madiro, Peter Chanetsa, Stella Boni, Hurungwe MP, Goodluck Kwaramba and Godfrey Beremauro also attended the meeting.
Cde Mliswa has disrupted a number of party meetings in the province as he fights the decision to fire him as provincial chairman.