‘Womanising phase over’

via ‘Womanising phase over’ – DailyNews Live 7 July 2014 by Helen Kadirire

HARARE – MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai whose numerous affairs with women were extensively covered by the media says he has moved on from that sad chapter in his life.

The Daily News has exclusively Tsvangirai’s document, titled Personal Reflections, where among other cases, he addresses the issue of the women he was associated with following the death of his wife, Susan in 2009.

Now in a stable marriage with his wife Elizabeth, Tsvangirai admits in the document due for release today that the phase where he dated a number of women in a short space of time is over adding that he has to be accountable for what he does even in his private life.

He says his actions were those of a person who was on an emotional roller coaster after the untimely death of his wife.

“After my wife died in an accident back in 2009, life has not been easy going — that fateful day will not leave me, but despite sad experiences, life continues,” Tsvangirai said.

“As you all know, due to extensive publicity in the media with respect to my relationships with women, an attempt has been made to portray my perceived errors to be the sum total of who I am. It is possible after such a loss for one to be on an emotional roller coaster,” he added.

The 62-year-old said the affairs occurred during the time he was adjusting to life after losing a partner while at the same time trying to address a national crisis he had been burdened with.

Tsvangirai says he is continuously reflecting and trying to live up to the high expectations of public office.

The former prime minister said he was saddened by the preoccupation with his assumed weakness for women while diverting from real problems the nation is facing.

After Susan’s death, a string of women came forward claiming to have had intimate relationships with the former trade union boss.

One of them, 25-year-old Loreta Nyathi now claims Tsvangirai sired a child with her but is failing to pay maintenance for the child. But the former prime minister hit back saying Nyathi was being used by both Zanu PF and the MDC rebels to tarnish his image.

Among other women linked to Tsvangirai are Locardia Karimatsenga and South African Nosipo Shilubane.

Karimatsenga and Tsvangirai’s affair ended in an-out-of court settlement after the former withdrew her $15 000 maintenance claim from the Harare Magistrates’ Civil Court.


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    Tozvirevakupiko 7 years ago

    Not fit for purpose – end of!

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    but Jacob Zuma has about 7 wives and is able to cope with affairs of state quite confortably – surely Morgan may have a spin or two without getting into any trouble ?

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      Straight Shooter 7 years ago

      biggus wickus
      So you think lying to yourself and the public will somehow soothe the downdfall of your your dictator hero? Please grow up.

      Please list here those seven wives you claim are President Zuma’s – yes go ahead, list them?

      You are a fool of a gukurahundi bastaard. Tswangirayi is an asshoolole whichever way you look at it – justify it as much as you like; he remains an asshoole!!

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    Kubota Binga 7 years ago

    Huh, this guy MT again. Best when you just shut your mouth Mr. everyone has a weakness somewhere.

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      Kubota, you are right!Everyone has a weakness even those who lambast MT the loudest have them and skeletons in their cupboards! Besides, those who are hoping for a perfect president will just die before one because no such thing exists!And the heading is just a load of mischief!

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    marunjeya 7 years ago

    The 800 000 people from the apostolic fringe (mapositori) who were coaxed to vote for Mugabe at the last election are a reckless polygamous sect. Mugabe did not steal the elections on issues of morality. The catholics, anglicans and AFM and other conventional churches did not vote for Mugabe. Mugabe was retained to power by the power of Lucifer and not that of Christ. And soon the children of God will prevail over this evil.

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    moyokumusha 7 years ago

    Being humble and apologetic is not going to make us change our minds. You had your chance and showed you are not of the quality required and you would have been best advised to have used this opportunity to apologise and resign. A leopard does not change its spots.

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    Straight Shooter 7 years ago

    The upcoming Shona Gukurahundi dictator Tswangirayi will never be President of my country – never ever. You cant go around poking here and there and expect to be President; hell no!!!

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      If you believe in free and fair elections, he can be and there is nothing you can do about. Denying the people of Zimbabwe free and fair elections is your only chance!

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        Straight Shooter 7 years ago

        @ Kunyararakutaurawani?
        Before you stand in free and fair elections; you must pass the test of moral uprightness and integrity.

        You are not going to allow a known thief to stand as President just because he is popular with the masses. Thats not democracy.

        This is why in some countries constitutions clear state the prior qualifications of a Presidential candidate such as age and popularity with the masses is never one of them!!