HARARE – Norton MP Temba Mliswa and political rabble-rouser William Gerald Mutumanje squared off on Twitter in a nasty spat on Wednesday.
Mutumanje, who also calls himself Acie Lumumba, fired back at Mliswa after the MP suggested the social media star was “not normal”.
“The continued public and political infatuation with Acie Lumumba’s theatrics is very disturbing for us as a people. It speaks to a defective society that we have become,” Mliswa charged in a three-part post.
“The guy is not normal and I blame all those who are continually dealing and infatuated with him for the mess. I have always been on record questioning his sanity.”
Mliswa went on to reveal how he had rescued Mutumanje at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg “whilst he was looking for money to go back home.”
“He was looking like a destitute at a marketplace,” Mliswa charged.
Mutumanje hit back, dragging Mliswa’s daughter in a highly-personalised attack.
1)The continued public and politucal infatuation with @acielumumba Lumumba theatrics is very disturbing for us as a people. It speaks to a defective society that we have become.
— Hon. Temba P. Mliswa (@TembaMliswa) November 7, 2018
“I have also assisted your daughter at my apartment whilst she was looking for rent money, she was looking like a destitute,” Mutumanje said.
“Before you look after grown men, why not look after your children? Happy to name her for you if you want kuti mutaure naye (so that you talk to her), it’s the lawyer.”
Mutumanje has captivated the country with tales of corruption at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and alleged state capture by “fuel cartels”. He was later secretly recorded admitting to have been paid to smear certain individuals.