Member of parliament for Norton Constituency, Temba Mliswa has been engaging with his constituents to address grievances of the vendors, crime, education and council as he fights for development.
Mliswa seems to have started his term vigorously as he is making an effort to address most grievances in Norton. With the clashes between vendors and the police, Katanga vendors were not left out and Mliswa is still trying to engage the police and the vendors. Mliswa highlighted that the vendors are displeased with the recent police raids that have been carried out. Mliswa’s engagement with the police on Friday have stopped the raids as they wait for the pending consultative meeting.
Suggested vending sites not ideal
On what they termed #ConstituencyUpdate, Norton Constituents concluded that suggested legal sites put up by the council lack proper sanitation facilities. This has led them to convene a meeting which will involve the police, vendors, council and parks officials so as to map out the way forward. Mliswa has taken it upon himself to confront Norton Police for the manner they have chosen to address the vendor situation.
Mliswa also gave an update on the murder of Sydney Kambanga where some touts managed to apprehend a suspect. The suspect is believed to have been caught at Mereki in Warren Park and is now in police custody.
Norton Headmaster in trouble
Mliswa is also showing a lot of interest in the educational sector in Norton. On Saturday Mliswa met with hundreds of Chiedza Primary School parents who were voicing out their concerns. The parents are accusing the headmaster of corruption, maladministration and financial mismanagement and they are vying for Mushangwe’s expulsion. Provincial Education Director Mhumha promised to look into this matter.
The Nortonians have come up with their own mantra which best suits their vision #DevelopmentCheteChete. Mliswa seems to be pushing for transparency in the council. Mliswa met with District Administrator Tomu and Norton Council Finance Director Tendaupenyu. This meeting focused on finance handling, rates and service delivery issues at the council. Mliswa is also calling upon Council to come clean on their past mistakes so that they facilitate a clean start and deliver for the town. He is urging the council to develop a new culture which will support the new mantra.