Zimbabwe’s prime minister in marriage scandal
By Godfrey Olukya
Although Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wedding arrangements are in full gear, his ex-fiancée has filed for $15,000 monthly maintenance.
Tsvangirai is to wed next week on September 15th. His first wife, Susan Tsvangirai died in a car accident in 2009.
A woman identified as Lorcadia Tembo has come out claiming that the prime minister married her customarily and so he has an obligation of looking after her.
Tembo said,’ Tsvangirai is my husband. He married me on November 21,
2011 and has been supporting me for some time. He made a proposal for a
church wedding and I accepted it. He then made arrangements to meet my
parents and to pay bride price.’
She said that s short time after their marriage the prime minster abandoned her saying he had ended the relationship because of interference from his political rivals. She however added that after some time they reunited and started living together
Tembo who claims that she was impregnated by the prime minister but got a miscarriage insists that for sometime she was staying at Tsvangirai’s mother’s home where they used to meet.
Tsvangirai has not made any comment yet.