Leave my lovers alone –Tsvangirai

via Leave my lovers alone –Tsvangirai – NewsDay Zimbabwe.   9 June  2014  by Moses Matenga

June 9, 2014 in General, National, News

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday asked his detractors to stay off his social life and stop snooping around his love life and focus on turning around the economy which was on a free-fall.

Tsvangirai, who was addressing mourners at the funeral of the late party chairman for Mashonaland West Japhet Karemba in Chitomborwizi, Zvimba, also said that he would not sell-out the struggle because he was staying in what critics say was a “Zanu PF house”.

“The problem is not Tsvangirai. Can you say Tsvangirai is the problem and (President Robert) Mugabe is not? How can you make an effort to say where are his girls, where are his women to smear him. Smearing Tsvangirai will not bring food on the table,” Tsvangirai said.

“Why forming a roundtable, Zanu PF this side, MDC the other side [his detractors], that won’t bring Sadza to the table. Why target Tsvangirai?”

The former Prime Minister said the reason why he was being targeted was because he was the “man with the ball”.

Tsvangirai, who married to Elizabeth Macheka following the death of his wife Susan Tsvangirai in 2009, was linked to several women including South African-based Nosipho Shilubane, Harare businesswoman Lorcadia Karimatsenga Tembo [to whom he reportedly paid $200 0000] in damages as well as Bulawayo-based Loreta Nyathi with whom he sired son Ethan (four), among others.

“If I wanted to sell out I would go to Mugabe and say give me this and that. I said I will never do that, others say he is in a Zanu PF house. (But) I won’t sell out because of a house, l would rather go and stay in Buhera but the struggle will be intensified until final victory,” Tsvangirai said.

Tsvangirai is at the centre of a storm involving his Highlands mansion that he started staying in during his stint as Prime Minister.

He said he would not have sleepless nights over the so-called “rebels” fronted by “axed” secretary-general Tendai Biti and former deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma.

Tsvangirai said those fighting for his ouster should not waste their time as he would not relinquish his post until after being voted out at a party congress sometime in October.

On possibilities of engaging Zanu PF on a national dialogue to end the current economic crisis, the MDC-T leader said: “If they want, we can talk, but we say we learnt a lesson.”

Tsvangirai, who was recently hospitalised over an undisclosed ailment, accused his political nemesis of wishing him dead.

“They wanted to make sure that I die. Why be that cruel?” he queried, adding that God had a purpose for everyone.


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    The Mind Boggles 8 years ago

    He talks about bringing Sadza to the table. Does he not know Sadza is prepared in the kitchen and he seems to spend most of his life in the bedroom so I doubt he has the credentials to bring Sadza to the table.

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    We all sleep at night, and not in our living rooms but in bed. His private life is his business. We do well to respect those who have the following of the masses. If he does not have mass support, why then is he leading a party? The people of Zimbabwe want leaders who care for them and not the over-educated men of our world, who claim leadership qualities without mass support and who, we have seen, only work to corrupt their positions of authority.

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    Noleen 8 years ago

    No one is clean. This is Moyo’s tactic trying to demonise Tsvangirai in support of Biti camp. It doesn’t work at all. How many suffering kids does Biti have whom he doesn’t even care about? As for S Nkomo who doesn’t know that he left his wife for his long time mistress much to the distress of his family and wife who ended up leaving the country – let alone the congregation where he was an elder whom he betrayed by pretending to have the holier than thou attitude nxa! We need honest, reliable leaders not people who want to further their own selfish ambitions. Moyo is a political harlot to say it all.

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    Petal 8 years ago

    They must be getting it from the Geriatic Bob!

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    Roving Ambassador 8 years ago

    What a lot of twaddle, go stay in Buhera then.

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    John Thomas 8 years ago

    This man is not fit to lead this country

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    i think our beloved Mogiza should be more careful from now on.yes we love him, but with such mistakes vs what Jonso is doing right now, he might find himself without supporters one of these days.we are watching and deciding on who is capable of taking us to egypt.Before, this Jonso incident we had no one to compare him with, so Save be warned, don’t be too complacent, remember Julius Malema once said he would die for Zuma and later became his no.1 enemy.Nothing lasts forever – please dont let us go there……..Open your eyes, this Jonso guy is real competition, love him or hate him but the guy hit the nail on the head this time around or should i say has been doing so for for some time now.This is what we have been waiting for all along.Some of us had lost hope on ‘Zim men’ in general, wondering who had the guts to take a stand and do something about this misery that we are going through.A luta continua, vitória é certa!!!!!!!!! -The struggle continues, victory is certain!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What an antithesis!i represent the people but my behaviour is none of their business!!I wish I had the serendipity of a loyal unconditional following like you Tswangison.

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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    No fool like an old fool. Mugabe tsvangi Zuma etc

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    nyoni 8 years ago

    Morgan needs re-education only. The best teacher being the people of Zimbabwe. Am I fit to lead or not ? Let them judge after all they are the majority or are they.

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    moyokumusha 8 years ago

    @ Noleen. This is not a new subject on this man and cannot be blamed on Moyo supposedly trying to boost Biti.

    Morgan ” shamura ” Tsvangirai has been more interested in the women than the people of Zimbabwe for some time now and the man has taken his support for granted, when in reality it has been diminishing by each elections when he capitulated at the crucial and decisive moment. He has shown himself to be more ZANUPF ( hopping into bed with ZPF women and a government with RG at head )than Tendai Biti.

    He has chosen to be a public figure so should have acted accordingly. Thank goodness he is not our president as can you imagine the rest of the world taking him seriously when he attends an important occasion with a different women on his arm.

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    Ruramai 8 years ago

    Noleen, where does Moyo come in?

    Are you honestly suggesting that it is acceptable for Tsvangirai to bed hop simply because Biti and Nkomo are bo angels? is it okay with you for a Prime Minister, whose income came from you and me to abuse his power by having unprotected sex with a woman younger than his daughters?

    What message was he sending to ordinary people in a country still battling HIV? Should be confident to entrust a man who thinks nothing of abusing his status to ruin the lives of 23 year olds with the affairs of the country?

    There are many who emphasize that Miss Nyathi was a willing participant and forget that Tsvangirai had the upper hand by virtue of his position. why did he even think it proper to start a conversation which led to sex.

    it is arrogant to tell us to leave his private life alone while calling upon us to contribute money into the party coffers. where did he get the money to sponsor these escapades,

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    Ruramai 8 years ago

    One of the many things I find disgusting about Mugabe is how he uses funeral gatherings to hurl insults at opponents. Tsvangirai is following suit. Funerals are meant to be solemn occasions for eulogies and testimonies about the departed.

    It is scary that this aspiring president apes Mugabe in so many ways including use of violence against opponents.