Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa on Wednesday caused a stir in Parliament when he boldly declared that the First Lady was his wife.
Mliswa made the remarks that roped in vice President Phelekezela Mphoko when he said the First Lady was extravagant by buying million dollar rings.
He said “If people are buying rings for over a million dollars, if they were bond notes, would they buy the rings for a million dollars – no they would not.
“I do welcome bond notes and to also stop those leaders who are extravagant in terms of using taxpayers money to be able to expend on luxury items like rings which absolutely mean nothing to the welfare of the people of this country. We have hospitals, schools and many things. I personally am a Member of Parliament in Norton and there is not even a decent mortuary at Norton Hospital so that people can be put there but we hear that the First Lady is spending and I will not hide this”.
However, the First Lady remark forced the temporary speaker to command Mliswa to withdraw his statement.
THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER: Order Hon. Member. We do not mention names of people who cannot defend themselves when we are in the Parliament.
HON. MLISWA: I think Mr. Speaker Sir, it was in the public domain …..
THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER: Yes, but may you withdraw that.
HON. MLISWA: I said the First Lady, I did not mention a name.
THE TEMPORARY SPEAKER: Yes, the First Lady is only one, there are not many.
Source : Masasi eHarare