HARARE – Norton lawmaker Temba Mliswa was expelled from parliament on Wednesday after exposing corrupt dealings by Zimbabwe military in the looting of public funds.
The outspoken Independent member of parliament accused the Defence Ministry of irresponsibility and said a military company called Rusununguko was being used by ZANU PF Politburo members to loot.
Mliswa said the company was founded by the late Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo to deal with the military’s economic difficulties and that it used government resources, but did not account for those resources.
Responding to the allegations in parliament, Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said her ministry had submitted statements every month and was not aware of any reports that had not been submitted.
However, Mliswa said he had spoken about Rusununguko and its activities in particular.
Muchinguri-Kashiri said Rusununguko is a private company and as such lawmakers should not raise issues in parliament that the company cannot defend.
Muchinguri-Kashiri added that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is taking good care of the welfare of soldiers and gave a list of developments her ministry is implementing.