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Mliswa Promises To Give The Chinese ‘Hell’ In Norton, Blames Them For Spreading STIs

OUTSPOKEN legislator for Norton Temba Mliswa has promised to unleash hell on Chinese nationals running a tile manufacturing plant in Norton, accusing them of sexually abusing local women, disrespecting local leaders and spreading sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

“We are being treated as second class citizens in our own country. The Chinese have been sexually abusing women here.  The STI rate has gone up in Norton because of that. The government must deal with it immediately,” Mliswa breathed fire.

His comments came after a Chinese national allegedly assaulted a local traditional leader who had demanded that local Chinese businesses must employ locals.

Chief Chivero, real name Brown Shopo, was left with a sprained arm after being bashed by a Chinese national who owns the Sun Yengifeng tile making plant. The incident reportedly happened on Monday after the Chief approached management seeking jobs for his subjects.

“When they opened the gates, I got in with permission from security. He (the Chinese national) came from nowhere and kicked me. My hand is in pain. The person who attacked me is a Chinese national and I am on my way to report the matter to the police,” the angry traditional leader said.

Mliswa immediately came out guns blazing, demanding that the Chinese national be deported.

Mliswa revealed the factory run by a company called Sun Yengifeng is due to be officially opened by President Emmerson Mnangagwa anytime from now.

The Norton MP was speaking on NewZimbabwe.com’s current affairs programme, The Agenda on Monday, warning there could be protests against the Chinese.

“This speaks to the issue of us being treated as second class citizens in our own country. The government must deal with it immediately.

“The department of immigration must deal with it immediately. He must be deported. For as long as they make people who are foreigners more superior than us, there shall be protests, there shall be demonstrations and there shall be a message which should be sent to them foreigners),” said Mliswa.

“This is something I am looking forward to law enforcement agents taking their role seriously and detaining this guy. They must deport him back to China. If he is not deported back to China, there shall be hell.”

The lawmaker accused the Chinese company of circumventing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures leading to pollution.

“The EIA, they have not followed it up. There is already pollution in the Galloway suburb of Norton which is supposed to be a prime residential area. Already there is smoke everywhere and they continue to operate. They have not adhered to rules,” said Mliswa.

“I went to court, to get a court order stopping them from opening until they complied. But they have not done so.”

The former Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman accused senior government officials of mollycoddling the Chinese “in a desperate bid to provide jobs.”

Reports of the ill-treatment and exploitation of Zimbabwean workers in various Chinese owned have been flooding the courts of late.

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