Tale of Morgan Tsvangirai’s tempestuous love affairs

2014-07-13 10:56

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Zimbabwean politician Morgan Tsvangirai has begged his supporters to forgive him for his very public and frequently disastrous romantic ­escapades.

The country’s former prime minister, who is fighting for his political life, took the unusual step of releasing a written statement this week to explain to supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change?–?Tsvangirai (MDC-T) party that things had not been “easy going” since his wife, Susan, was killed in a car crash in 2009.

“It is possible after such a loss for one to be on an emotional roller coaster. This becomes more acute as one grapples with the adjustment to a life without a partner who anchored you socially, at the same time laden with the burden of national responsibility to address an intricate national crisis.”

The statement was released a few days after a young woman, Loreta Nyathi, launched a scathing verbal attack on Tsvangirai saying that he had refused to get a birth certificate for their three-year-old son.

Nyathi says she will sue him for child support.

Speaking to Zimbabwe’s Sunday Mail, Tsvangirai, acknowledged ­paternity and said he would resolve the issue with Nyathi.

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