Mliswa Introduces Tourism Venture After Exiting Active Politics
Former Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa, an independent political figure renowned for his impactful contributions in previous Parliaments, has shifted gears from active politics to pursue a new venture in tourism and hospitality.
Following his unsuccessful bid to retain his parliamentary seat in the August 23 and 24 harmonized elections, Mliswa has chosen to channel his energy into the operation of the Spring Resort and Wellness Centre, strategically located approximately 10 kilometers from the mining town of Karoi.
In the wake of his defeat to Richard Tsvangirai of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), Mliswa officially unveiled the tourism and hospitality facility last month, with the presence of government officials, police, and representatives from the hospitality industry.
“I am opening another chapter in my life. I still have the energy to focus on the tourism and hospitality business after quitting politics,” Mliswa declared during the facility’s inauguration.
The Spring Resort and Wellness Centre boasts a 10-bed-roomed lodge, a thatched restaurant, waterfront chalets, a fitness and wellness center, and a wedding venue. The state-of-the-art gym within the wellness center reflects Mliswa’s personal touch, as he emphasized, “Remember I was a fitness trainer for Zimbabwe Rugby and the Zimbabwe national football team.”
Abigail Stephen, the general manager of the facility, highlighted that the project operates on solar energy and serves as a convenient stopover for tourists and travelers heading to Binga, Kariba, and Mana Pools. Additionally, the resort caters to those traveling to and from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania.
“The restaurant boasts both western and traditional menus, worked on by great chefs who have the client at heart,” Stephen affirmed.
She added that the Karoi project aligns with the objectives of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority’s ZimBhoo initiative, which aims to promote local tourism and its facilities.
“Zimbabwe is rich and has awesome places worth visiting, Spring Resort included,” Stephen concluded.