HARARE – Controversial former Hurungwe West MP Temba Mliswa has again repeated his claim that Zanu PF national commissar and environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere is gay and wants to topple President Robert Mugabe.
On Thursday Mliswa delivered another explosive press briefing in the capital Harare where he again was taking no prisoners. He claimed that half the people in President Mugabe’s cabinet were gay or fond of “double-dipping”.
“I have said before that Saviour Kasukuwere is gay and I will not back down, I will not apologise for that but will wait to have my day in court and prove it.
“President Robert Mugabe needs to be told that at least half of the people in his cabinet are gay or are double dipping,” said Mliswa.
The former fitness trainer was expelled from Zanu PF for belonging to a faction of Zanu PF aligned to former Vice President Joice Mujuru. In the heated run-up to the party congress last year, Mujuru and her allies were purged from the party.
Its not the first time Mliswa has claimed Kasukuwere is gay. He has also previously called into question the sexual orientation of Information Minister Jonathan Moyo and other members of Mugabe’s cabinet.
“I am willing to provide evidence and (the authorities) should investigate this, I could assist in that regard. I was Kasukuwere’s fitness trainer and I resigned. He knows why this happened. I travelled with him extensively and I am very aware of his inclinations,” charged Mliswa.
“Kasukuwere accuses me of having many children with different wives; I have not denied that because I have associations with women. He cannot expect to have children when he has sexual relations with men.”
Mliswa also claimed that Kasukuwere was planning to topple Mugabe.
“Kasukuwere must explain why we met Zuma in Cape Town. He (Saviour) introduced me to Julius Malema and does not want the ANC (South Africa’s ruling party) to know of his relationship with him.
“We had travelled (to South Africa) and then on our way back to Zimbabwe we changed direction and headed for Cape Town where we met with Zuma.
“Kasukuwere was a deputy minister at the time and that does not happen every day to have a junior minister meeting a foreign head of state without the authority of their leader.
“Kasukuwere has never hidden his wish to lead the country particularly to the South Africans; they know it.”
“At one time Muchinguri accused me of being ‘Obama’s campaign manager’. I did not understand it then until I met Zuma and realised he (Saviour) was deliberately meeting heads of states to understand how he could be one of them.” – Nehanda