Tsvangirai dismisses alleged wife’s love scandal as “hogwash”

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, has dismissed as “hogwash” that his boss’s wife is involved in a love scandal saying the reports are an orchestrated ploy by Zanu (PF) to present the outgoing Prime Minister’s private life in bad light.

Elizabeth Tsvangirai
Elizabeth Tsvangirai

The official media on Sunday published a story alleging Macheka , who married Tsvangirai in May last year, had rekindled her relationship with a former lover, Kennedy Ngirazi, and that the two have been communicating through text messages and emails.

The weekly newspaper published some of the text messages and emails as evidence of the alleged affair between Tsvangirai’s wife and Ngirazi.

It is not clear how the official newspaper obtained evidence of the alleged communication by Macheka.

Under Zimbabwean law, telephonic communication can only be intercepted if there are legal reasons for doing so and after the Minister of Transport and Communication has authorised the hacking.

Tamborinyoka said the practice was a serious invasion of privacy. He however could not confirm or deny whether they would be taking legal action saying he was yet to talk to the Tsvangirai to map the way forward.

“It is hogwash to say the least because none of those things is true, not to mention the invasion of privacy which is addressed by the new constitution.

“On the issue of legal action, I do not want to comment on that right now because I am yet to talk to the family,” said Tamborinyoka Chapter 4 of Zimbabwe’s new constitution which deals with the Declaration of Rights states that every person has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have the privacy of their communications infringed.

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