The outspoken Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has revealed his meeting with former cabinet minister Walter Mzembi who was recently hospitalised in South Africa and battling for his life.
In revealing their meeting, Mliswa said on Twitter: “Just met Hon. Muzembi who says he’s rehabilitated & ready to return to the country to vote. Not to re-enter politics but contribute to society in a meaningful manner. Good chap & one of the most vibrant Ministers.”
Just met Hon. Muzembi who says he’s rehabilitated & ready to return to the country to vote. Not to re-enter politics but contribute to society in a meaningful manner. Good chap & one of the most vibrant Ministers pic.twitter.com/wbPPMxRPzG
— Hon. Temba P. Mliswa (@TembaMliswa) June 12, 2018
The former foreign affairs minister was so critically ill that he skipped court, resulting in him being issued with a warrant of arrest.
His lawyer Job Sikhala said Mzembi is “in bad shape” and unable to attend court over several fraud cases.
Citing attorney-client privilege, Sikhala refused to disclose the ailment which has seen the ex-minister committed to the intensive care unit of a South African hospital.
Mzembi is accused of stealing $1,6 million, among other charges which relate to his long spell as tourism minister.
He is charged together with tourism and hospitality ministry consultant Aaron Dzingira Mushoriwa, 62, and ex-ministry permanent secretary Margret Sangarwe, 59.
Prosecutors allege the trio stole funds which were meant for United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) congress jointly hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia in 2013.