Tsvangirai to settle out of court in marriage drama

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will reach an out-of-court agreement with his former lover Locadia Karimatsenga, to put an end to the highly publicised drama over their relationship.

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai

The pair has reportedly agreed to reach a settlement in private. The Daily News on Sunday quoted Manasa Tsvangirai, the Prime Minister’s younger brother and the family spokesperson, as confirming that traditional proceedings towards a settlement had begun, which they hope will culminate in an out-of-court decision.

Karimatsenga wants the Prime Minister to contribute US15,000 a month towards her upkeep, insisting she is used to the high standard of living that Tsvangirai had introduced to her. Karimatsenga still insists Tsvangirai is her husband under customary law after he paid lobola to her parents in November last year. The Prime Minister denies this.

His brother Manasa told the Daily News that when the Tsvangirai family went to the Karimatsengas’ Christon Bank home in November, everything was done properly in terms of paying damages.

“We wanted to legitimise everything and this is why we went to the Karimatsenga home last year. Taida kuchenura Locadia (we wanted to legitimise Locardia).The family cannot now claim that I am bothering them or Locadia because they know me from last year since I came to them to pay damage money,” said Manasa. SW Radio Africa

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