Norton Independent Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has saluted investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono for his fight against corruption.

Mliswa says the attacks that Chin’ono is receiving from the state media is making him even popular that if he were to contest for a constituency he would win.

Below are a thread from Mliswa:

Having seen the concerted attacks against @daddyhope by state media and other organs my message to him is to be strong. It shows how big you have become @daddyhope.

The same happened with me but the more I got arrested & harassed the more I got popular.

In my years as a politician what I have learnt is that the public isn’t stupid as to be swayed by such contrived state propaganda.

They can see through it and understand the reasons behind it all. Just stick with the truth and you will be vindicated.

People can see through all the propaganda and machinations. You have to develop a thick skin and withstand it all. If I were you I would go for a constituency now because state media is already campaigning for you.

With your robust and articulate approach to national issues I can only imagine what Parliament would be like with you in it with the likes of Biti, Chinotimba, myself in it.

It would be livelier and robust. God is the biggest judge @daddyhope & in due time will rule.

It’s also unfortunate to have state media marshalled against a private citizen because of national issues they have raised.

This is abuse of power and offices. Respect of property rights is already an issue locally, why inflame it again? @daddyhope.