PM apologises for love scandals

BULAWAYO - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has — for the first time — publicly apologised for his love scandals, which have left his image in tatters.

Having ditched at least three women in the past two years, including one with his child, Tsvangirai said he was sorry for the way he handled the messy affairs.

He is now customarily married to Elizabeth Macheka.

One of the dumped women, Locardia Karimatsenga, convinced the court she was also his wife, leading to the downgrading of his “wedding” to Elizabeth to a customary marriage.

“I know that the journey that I have travelled to make this choice has been rough. It has been filled with all sorts of troubles but I am glad that eventually I have made a choice.  I want to say that although the road was not easy, I had no intention of hurting anyone,” he said.

“It was a genuine search and therefore I would like to apologise to those that were inconvenienced. It was not my intention to hurt anyone,” Tsvangirai said to applause from supporters.

 “I would like to thank you all for welcoming my wife Elizabeth within the MDC family,” he added.  

Tsvangirai customarily married Elizabeth recently after Locardia’s successful court application stopped a planned wedding.

Former Zanu-PF women’s league national commissar Tracy Mutinhiri, who recently joined the MDC after her expulsion from the former ruling party, was introduced to the party supporters as “one of the many people” that have defected from Zanu-PF.

Botswana Democratic Party representatives gave a solidarity message from President Ian Khama. - Pindai Dube

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