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Zimbabwe's PM Tsvangirai thwarts ex- lover to wed

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Kabaridi, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Kabaridi

    Kabaridi JF-Expert Member

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    Zimbabwe's Prime Minister
    Morgan Tsvangirai on
    Saturday circumvented a
    court ruling blocking his
    wedding after an ex-lover
    tried to stop the union.
    Tsvangirai, 60, dressed in a
    black suit and Elizabeth
    Macheka, 35, in a white
    gown exchanged rings
    before hundreds of guests
    at a plush Harare wedding
    venue overlooking a
    flowing river.
    The premier, whose wife of
    31 years, Susan, was killed
    in a car accident in March
    2009, had originally
    planned his marriage
    under the country's
    monogamous laws.
    But Tsvangirai decided to
    get round the court order
    resulting in the cancellation
    of his marriage licence by
    staging the nupitals under
    the alternative customary
    law that allows a man to
    have as many wives as he
    wants.
    The court ruling on Friday
    was ex-lover Locardia
    Karimatsenga Tembo's
    second attempt to block the
    marriage after a high court
    earlier in the week threw
    out her case on grounds
    that she failed to prove she
    was the premier's wife.
    (READ: Zimbabwe's PM
    faces new bid to stop
    marriage)
    But she went to a lower
    court armed with video
    evidence of the traditional
    marriage ceremony during
    which Tsvangirai's
    emissaries were shown
    paying the bride price on
    his behalf.
    An urgent appeal lodged by
    Tsvangirai early Saturday
    at the high court to
    overturn the magistrate's
    ruling was dismissed,
    forcing him to marry under
    a different law or cancel
    the ceremony.
    Tsvangirai ended his union
    with Tembo last year,
    saying the relationship had
    been "irretrievably
    damaged" to the point
    where marriage had
    become "inconceivable".
    The magistrates court on
    Thursday dismissed a
    similar case by a South
    African woman who
    claimed the premier
    promised to marry her.
    "Our celebration is a
    customary one.... We still
    have to celebrate (a
    monogomous marriage)
    when the climate is clear,"
    said the Catholic priest who
    conducted the ceremony.
    The pair did not sign a
    register recording the
    marriage as monogomous,
    as they had wished.
    A senior officer from
    Tsvangirai's Movement for
    Democratic Change (MDC)
    party told AFP the
    "wedding... is different
    from the one that was
    denied by the courts".
    Macheka is the daughter of
    a senior member of
    President Robert Mugabe's
    ZANU-PF party which was
    forced into a compromise
    coalition government with
    Tsvangrai's MDC after
    election chaos in 2008.
    But Mugabe boycotted the
    ceremony which was
    attended by Deputy Prime
    Minister Arthur
    Mutambara and the Prime
    Minister of Swaziland
    Barnabas Dlamini.
    A pipe band from one of
    Harare's top private
    schools played as
    Tsvangirai walked on a
    white carpet into the
    wedding ceremony, while a
    violinist played 'here comes
    the bride" for Macheka.
    A banquet reception was
    due to be held at Harare's
    25,000-seater Glamis
    Stadium.
    Tsvangirai's first wife died
    just weeks after he went
    into a unity government
    with his long-time rival
    Mugabe following failed
    elections in 2008.

    Source. nation.co.ke
     
  2. Facilitator

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    Let him marry. Ng'ombe hazeeki maini joooo...
     
  3. Kabaridi

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    He he he I fear for Chimabwe, if this is the rate the PM is marrying and swicthing wives. Looks like another King Mswati IV is in the Making.
     
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    Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (R) kisses his wife Elizabeth Macheka (L) after exchanging vows at a customary law ceremony during their wedding held in Harare on September 15, 2012.


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    Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai holds hands with his wife Elizabeth Macheka after exchanging vows at a customary law ceremony during their wedding held in Harare on September 15, 2012.


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