Tsvangirai speaks on SA ex-lover’s book

Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC-T leader currently reeling under marital problems, has poured scorn on a yet to be published autobiography by his South African ex-lover, Nosipho Shilubane.

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In the book, “Rejected by the World, Accepted by God,” Shilubane details her romantic encounters with Tsvangirai, over whom she expresses disappointment for ditching her in favour of two Zimbabwean women, Locardia Karimatsenga, whom he later dumped to marry the other, Elizabeth Macheka, in September 2012.

The autobiography is set for publication in April, according to reports.

Tsvangirai and Macheka have for more than a month been living separately, with the wife claiming that their marital differences had been offset by a “sensitive medical condition”, a claim that the MDC-T boss has denied.

Through his spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai indicated that he was more concerned with the socio-economic problems Zimbabwe is currently going through than to bother about “love life novels”.

“The country is currently saddled with a socio-economic crisis and Tsvangirai would not be diverted from focusing on real issues affecting the nation to comment on people writing about their private lives,” Tamborinyoka said in a telephone interview.

Following last year’s disputed July 31 general elections which Zanu PF) won, Zimbabwe’s economic situation has worsened, amid a flurry of company closures, a banking crisis and a broke government.

Tamborinyoka accused Zanu (PF) of masterminding a smear campaign against Tsvangirai by publicising his private life.

In the autobiography, Shilabane is reported to accuse Tsvangirai of being a womaniser who could not control his love life.

She is quoted in the official Herald newspaper today as having said she intended to gatecrash Tsvangirai’s wedding with Elizabeth, the daughter of a Zanu (PF) senior member, Joseph Macheka, to frustrate the ceremony.

“My original plan was to gatecrash the wedding and when it was time for the priest to ask if there was anyone who objected to the wedding, I would then stand up and stop the wedding,” reads part of the book.

“I even bought an outfit for that occasion. I am a shy person but I was determined to stand on that day and tell everyone how their Prime Minister uses women and then dumps them like trash. I wanted to see him faint on that day and then walk out of that church satisfied,” she was quoted as saying.

She claimed that she used to have fun with Tsvangirai, listening and dancing to Westlife, an Irish boy band formed in 1998 and disbanded in 2012 that she said the former Prime Minister adored.

She added about Tsvangirai: “This man is a serious womaniser; even if the CIO (Central Intelligence Organisation) had something to do with the (sex scandals) scandals, he had given them the ammunition to do that.”

Tsvangirai, following the death of his wife in a mysterious car accident in 2009, was linked to several women before he married Macheka.

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