Tsvangirai is mine, SA woman claims

2012-09-13 17:52

Harare - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's plan to get married this weekend faced a second legal challenge on Thursday from another woman who said she was romantically involved with him, fuelling a scandal that has already hurt his reputation.

The dispute has handed long-serving President Robert Mugabe political ammunition as he seeks to extend his three-decade rule in an election expected within a year since Tsvangirai is his main rival.

On Thursday, Nosipho Regina Shilubane, a South African woman, lodged a legal challenge to try to block the premier's wedding, the day after the High Court threw out an application by another former lover to halt the ceremony.

In papers filed at a magistrates court she said she was engaged to Tsvangirai after being introduced to him by her church pastor at a hotel in South Africa in September 2009.

Shilubane, who did not appear in court, said Tsvangirai had taken her on holiday to Singapore, the Seychelles and Botswana and that the two were "still engaged to be married".

Tsvangirai's colourful private life has come under scrutiny since the death of his wife Susan in a car crash in 2009, with local media revelling in stories of his relationships with numerous women.

The other woman keen to halt the wedding - Locardia Karimatsenga - is appealing a judge's decision to reject her challenge to Tsvangirai's marriage to fiancee Elizabeth Macheka.

If the wedding were blocked it would be a major embarrassment for Tsvangirai, who had been expected to invite Mugabe, his political partner in a fractious coalition formed after a disputed 2008 election, as well as some foreign leaders to the ceremony.

While 88-year-old Mugabe has been criticised for turning what was once one of Africa's strongest economies into a basket case, Tsvangirai is now being publicly questioned over his dealings with women and money.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-13 18:06

    Oh dear Morgan, not again? You are the weakest link, goodbye.

      Olusunne - 2012-09-13 19:10

      That's jealousy.woman need to be honour cuz dey cn do n undo.

      punungwe - 2012-09-14 00:13

      Open zip shut mind politics. The guy thinks with his member not with his head.

  • max.reynecke - 2012-09-13 18:30

    Just another African dictator in the making.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-14 12:29

      Lebeau.harper. What has former South African politicians got to do with a Zimbabwian who can't keep his zip closed?.

  • nmunyai - 2012-09-13 18:49

    Dirty side of politics baba.... Am sure Uncle Rob is playing a role....

      xozamandi - 2012-09-14 00:26

      well spotted there, that's what exactly I said....

      millionwatts1 - 2012-09-14 07:27

      I could be naïve but explain to me how Bob gets involved when Tsvangirai pulls down those women's panties? Or are you guys totally naïve yourselves?

      jobho.maguni - 2012-09-14 09:44

      I agree with millionwatts here, uncle Bob has nothing to do with Morgan's zip policy. if anything this is a self inflicted wound that Bob will be using to undermine the work that the opposition has done up to now. If it was one woman I would say maybe CIO work but Morgan has shown us that he is a loose canon and is costing us dearly. MOrgan has been warned from time to time about his love life but does he listen to anyone? what kind of a leader is he? remember the other Bulawayo girl he is paying maintance simply because of a poor zip policy

      batsirai.musona - 2012-09-15 13:23

      where does bob come in between a man who is making his own choice of women. Unless you are suggesting that whenever tsvangirayi needs a woman he consults bob then he must be big fool for being unable to chose a suitable woman for himself. Don't hate bob with a passion for nothing.

  • Lunga - 2012-09-13 18:54

    Bunga bunga...

  • rickvcooper - 2012-09-13 18:59

    'Tsvangirai is mine!" He-eh Mama! He is mine!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-13 19:10

    "Tsvangirai is mine!" Well thank god for that. Please keep him. Wouldn't touch him with a barge pole. Yuck!

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-13 23:23

      IRENE, according to the rumours they said this Morgan guy has got a huge spanner in his trousers department and knows how to use it in the bedroom that's why these women are chasing this man around.

  • simon.sinimoni - 2012-09-13 19:39

    if the Zimbabwe intelligence is involved I can only but admire their efficiency.They learned from the best-Rhodesians,British and the Soviets.Mr Tsvangirai you should know that you are dealing with a very shrewd tactian as your opponent.Check mate

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-14 05:48

      You are very right Simom.Sinimoni. The Zimbabwean intelligence gather and have a dossier of all dirt in the closets of every Mugabe's enemies including his own Zanui PF they wille even install secret cameras to fill enemies...they wait just for the right moment to use your dirt against you. That's what playing out here.

      judah.moyo - 2012-09-14 08:15

      Excellent observation. I was about to say the same thing.People who have been in Zimbabwe before its independence and saw the events through and after will agree that Tsvangirai is being manipulated. This is what happened to Lernmore Jongwe and Rev Ncube to mention just a few victims of the manipulations of this dictator.

      jobho.maguni - 2012-09-14 10:09

      Hold on, hold on, Morgan is not being manipulated, they are just using information at hand to their advantage. Manipulation is what happened on Jongwe. this is his own doing. First the sister of PF MP(Locadia Karimatsenga), then the daughter of PF Politburo member(Elizabeth Macheka), don't forget Loreta Nyathi - the Bulawayo girl he impregnanted (with his own tool not Bob's), then Aquiline Pamberi (whose husband divorced her because of Morgan), news has it that another woman who was there even in the days of Susan is coming into play, then this Nosipho. Manipulation???? not at all

  • - 2012-09-13 19:46

    And you thought ours was a womaniser!

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-13 20:21

      Yes, but ours can herd goats and boy can it steal.

  • simbarashe.kwangwari - 2012-09-13 19:49

    Waal a rotten rat is smelling here. Sex scandals a new tool for character assasination.

  • simbarashe.kwangwari - 2012-09-13 19:50

    Waal a rotten rat is smelling here. Sex scandals a new tool for character assasination.

  • simbarashe.kwangwari - 2012-09-13 19:50

    Waal a rotten rat is smelling here. Sex scandals a new tool for character assasination.

      denis.gomo - 2012-09-14 05:51

      The thing with Zanu PF and sex scandals is they have dossier on every one of their opponent, even some of its own in case they defect....remember how Priets Pius Ncube was humiliated with filmed and tapde sexcapades? If you want to fight them, then keep your closets empty of skeletons.

      jobho.maguni - 2012-09-14 09:59

      The only problem with a sex scandal is that people are not forced/framed into that position, its not fabricated either. PF are opportunists and Morgan got himself into this predicament. I don't think its character assasination. thats his true character

  • simbarashe.kwangwari - 2012-09-13 19:50

    Waal a rotten rat is smelling here. Sex scandals a new tool for character assasination.

      zebsonm - 2012-09-13 20:09

      in politics you cant afford giving yo enemy so much amunition.whether its a set up or not this bugga had to be smart.period.

  • zebsonm - 2012-09-13 19:55

    whoever is trying to sell this bugga as a 'leader' is taking spin doctoring to new lows.putting lipstick on a bullfrog,doesnt wash.

  • lynn.mcguire.100 - 2012-09-13 19:58

    Watchout. Politics plays its role and on the road to success.

  • michael.mcn.9 - 2012-09-13 20:20

    Limp Bob still find a way to stick it to Tsvangirai. Just doing what he's been doing to Zimbabwe lo these many years.

  • ena.bromley - 2012-09-13 21:38

    I thought you could have as many women as you wanted in SA? What's the problem :-)

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-09-13 21:44

    Tsvangirai can marry every year like Zoomer or Mswati of Swaziland and Bob shouldn't take that chance to gain cheap political points.HE must just try to be organised on who he want to marry first.

  • chaapo.sithole - 2012-09-14 02:38

    No my dear- he is nobobdy's but his own man- So you chose to be tramp and opened your legs for him- that does not make you a wife-just an easy lay.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-14 06:16

    Can a good salary, be part of this popularity,or is it just his looks.

  • millionwatts1 - 2012-09-14 07:31

    It must be his looks that lure women certainly not his intelligence.

      jobho.maguni - 2012-09-14 09:52

      certainly not his looks

  • tichaona.mutumba - 2012-09-14 07:52

    it taks a fool to blame Bob for all Tsvangirais wrong dngs.

  • glenview.rungano - 2012-09-14 09:04

    check out the full story

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-09-14 10:35

    Zuma the 2nd in the making...!

  • phathuchicos - 2012-09-14 12:14

    How did bob pulled this tantrum this time?... you've got to give Bob a bell for successfully f-ing up Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorgan ey.

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-14 12:19

    if this is true, then Mr. Morgan you really have an energy stru, @60 and you still play this games, haikhona!!!

  • isaac.tapfumaneyi.5 - 2012-09-14 12:20

    at least he has one wife unlike in sa and swaziland where man can marry dosens of wives lol

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