PM Tsvangirai’s Wedding Thrown Into Doubt

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wedding was last night thrown into doubt after his ex Locardia Karimatsenga sought an urgent interdict with the High Court to have the ceremony stopped.

Tsvangirai unceremoniously broke up with Karimatsenga last year. She had fallen pregnant by him. He insists he was merely paying damages while the woman says they were married.

Now she is saying, through her lawyer, Jonathan Samkange, that they are still married until the Prime Minister goes and performs gupuro, a Shona custom in which a man hands back a woman to the family because he doesn’t fancy her anymore.

On top of that Karimatsenga wants $15,000 in maintenance the breakdown of which includes $3,000 for rent, $4,000 for groceries and $1,700 for beauty expenses, among other expenses.

Tsvangirai’s people have dismissed the interdict and the claims and have questioned the timing of both.

The Prime Minister’s wedding is just a week away with him expected to exchange vows with Elizabeth Macheka on 15 September.

Looks as if this story still has legs. This is the stuff of soap operas.

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