Tsvangirai’s marriage woes good for African democracy: This is why

What you need to know:

  • One time he was supposed to marry Locadia Tembo, and even went and paid lobola (customary bride price). Then things went haywire.
  • Tsvangirai and his supporters allege that wily President Robert Mugabe, his partner in an uneasy coalition government, and his supporters, sabotaged him.
  • Last week, he moved to wed his newfound love, Elizabeth Macheka. Ms Tembo would have none of it. She went to court to block the marriage, saying Tsvangirai couldn’t wed because he was still legally married to her.
  • Another South African woman popped up, alleging Tsvangirai had promised her a ring, then left her hanging. She wanted her shot at being Mrs Prime Minister. The courts dismissed her case quickly.

I can’t help but feel sorry for Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. The good man has been having embarrassing woman problems.


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