via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Tsvangirai ‘cruel and morally bankrupt’. 11 June 2014 by Nicole Hondo
MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has been described by the Bulawayo-based mother of his four-year-old son, Loretta Nyathi, as a “cruel and morally bankrupt man.”
As a woman, I tend to agree with her given the way he consistently and ruthlessly deals with his relationships or affairs or whatever he calls them.
Granted, to err is human, it’s the way one goes about resolving his mistakes that separates real men from foolish boys who can’t keep their zippers shut.
According to Nyathi, Tsvangirai has not paid maintenance for his four-year-old son since last year’s harmonised elections.
“He was paying $2 200 a month and has not done so since the end of August last year (2013), now he has just vanished into thin air and left me here,” she said.
He is also said to be refusing to take a birth certificate for the boy.
Nyathi sued for maintenance and the former prime minister agreed to an out-of court settlement.
Now that the affair and his misdeeds have become public, Tsvangirai’s response was to say leave my lovers alone.
Just because there are economic problems bedeviling the nation doesn’t mean we have to close our eyes to all other ills.
And as much as Tsvangirai would like to have his skeletons firmly tucked in the closet, away from public scrutiny, fact is he is a public figure and every detail of his life will be analysed with keen interest.
To go on and insinuate that his misdeeds are just a smear campaign by his political foes is nothing but a shameful act of cowardice.
Instead of owning up to his mistakes a real and honourable man should, he chooses to hide behind conspiracy theories and a wild far fetched excuses.
Noone tricked him into sleeping with the women he slept with, noone held a gun to his head forcing him not to use protection.
He did all this of his own free will and taxpayers’ money.
The bare facts are that Tsvangirai slept with Loretta without protection and got her pregnant.
Why then is he acting all surprised and refusing to pay maintenance when even a fool knows how babies are made, a process Tsvangirai has proved very fond of.
Tsvangirai’s willingness to honour up to his mistakes should match his zest for opening his zip.
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