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Tsvangirai 'wife' suicide bid

2011-11-30 14:02

Cape Town – The "marriage" of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has taken a new twist after it emerged that the woman he "married" allegedly attempted to commit suicide in desperation after the PM rejected her three months ago, Zimbabwe's Daily News reported on Thursday.

The report said that the woman Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo who is currently making headlines over her alleged marriage to Tsvangirai, decided to elope to the prime minister's home a few months ago after she fell pregnant.

Tsvangirai, although accepting the pregnancy, allegedly turned her away and that was when Tembo "started behaving in a strange manner and threatened to kill herself at the prime minister's Strathaven house in Harare". 

Tembo is also said to have threatened Tsvangirai with exposing the affair and the pregnancy, which then forced the prime minister’s decision to pay "damages" for the woman hoping that she and her family would be satisfied.

"On discovering that Tsvangirai was not interested in marrying her, she threatened him with exposing the affair, the pregnancy and throwing herself in front of prime minister's official Mercedes Benz vehicle while it was in motion.

"This is when people realised she was serious," the report said, quoting a close Tsvangirai family member.

On the day the damages were paid, Tembo’s family, allegedly being aided by suspected state operatives, would not have the ceremony done in private.

State agents

It is alleged the family decided to dramatise the issue and said the prime minister had paid lobola for Tembo.

On the day damages were paid, her family members phoned all media houses to run the story that Tsvangirai had married.

This worsened the situation.

"It's now worse. Tsvangirai has vowed that he will never marry the woman come hell or high water. He is angry that she is working with state agents to destroy him, he is unhappy that Zanu-PF agents are now at the forefront of damaging him using her," the source was quoted as saying.

The source, according to report, said Tsvangirai indicated that he had “discovered things that showed him she was not the right woman for him given his status as the prime minister and hopefully president.

She was also told plainly by Tsvangirai that her past was so dangerous that it could be used by his detractors to destroy his standing in society".

Comments
  • Hermann - 2011-11-30 14:37

    Has Morgan not yet discovered that in politics you have leaders, followers and acquaintances, but no friends?

  • Lordwick - 2011-11-30 15:24

    He is ok,anyway this guy is the west's puppet!!!!

      Arnold - 2011-11-30 17:37

      have you observed that it is actually you who us behaving like a puppet.the article is about Tsvangirai's affairs

  • Larry - 2011-11-30 16:02

    Poor old Morgan. Another wrong move in a history of wrong moves. Barnum and Bailey are looking for a guy like Morgan, to fill the position of fall guy.

  • ellen.h.matendana - 2011-11-30 17:21

    How can someone try to trap a man whether he is a Prime Minister or not by falling pregnant?.. Its the world`s oldest trick and it has never worked ... nzenza youmukadzi...

      Wilbert - 2011-11-30 17:45

      Think of all the shopping (at the poor's expense but that is another story)and you will not ask any more questions!

  • Teboho N Shelile - 2011-11-30 17:40

    Poor Morgan, from de west's puppet to everybody's puppet.////..u shud hv visited Hillbrow often 2 supress ur loneliness....no one cares there

  • bkaridza - 2011-11-30 18:23

    @Lordwick, it is clearly a problem created by the puppets of Chinese, they did the same to Jongwe and killed him, it is great that Tsvangirai has seen it early enough.

      Takudzwa - 2011-11-30 19:27

      Come on man why would Bob kill Tsvankson..??.He is not a threat at..and its more likely that he might die by eating himself than someone killing him.Jongwe was indeed a threat and they got him.

  • Chaapo - 2011-11-30 18:51

    Honeytrap I say!!

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