HARARE – MDC Women’s Assembly chairwoman Theresa Makone has survived censure and a potential suspension from the party after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai shielded her by saying the issues for which she was accused of taking a role in were purely his personal business.
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Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, whose image has been battered by a badly-handled relationship, is under pressure from within the MDC to deal decisively with some of his top aides who stand accused of being at the heart of his still-birth “marriage” to Locadia Karimatsenga.
There is an ugly hand propelling with the supposed marriage of the MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai to Locadia Tembo. The bloody hand is beginning to fail to completely conceal itself. The fast moving drama that has been unfolding this week is indicating towards one conclusion. Tsvangirai is under siege.
Locadia Tembo, the woman at the centre of the marriage storm with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, is alleged to have slept outside his Harare home in Strathaven for 3 days, in an apparent attempt to force him into marrying her.
In an explosive and at times emotional interview withLanceGuma, the co-Minister for Home Affairs, Theresa Makone, responds to allegations that she is causing chaos within theMDC-T by meddling in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s private life.
Question Time looks at the confusion surrounding reports that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai had married long term girlfriend Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo. Political analyst Pedzisai Ruhanya blames co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone for meddling in Tsvangirai’s personal love life.
Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone has angrily denied accusations that she is meddling in the private life of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. This follows the confusion surrounding news reports of whether Tsvangirai had married a Harare businesswoman or paid ‘damages’ for getting her pregnant out of wedlock.
On Tuesday SW Radio Africa reported that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai had paid US$36,000 lobola to marry his long term girlfriend, Harare businesswoman Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo. But we have since spoken to several senior MDC-T officials who told us Tsvangirai did not marry Tembo, but only paid US$10,000 ‘damages’ for getting her pregnant out of wedlock.
Doubts have arisen over police claims that they will use video footage and photos to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the violence that caused the MDC-T to cancel their rally at the Chibuku Stadium in Chitungwiza on Sunday.
ZANU PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo is the guest on Question Time and speaks to journalist Lance Guma while answering questions from SW Radio Africa listeners. He responds to speculation on Mugabe’s health; how ZANU PF will deal with the WikiLeaks saga; why they are instructing police to block MDC-T rallies; why does ZANU PF rely on political violence instead of selling its manifesto.
Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone has warned the Mugabe regime of an Egypt style uprising if they persist in provoking peace loving Zimbabweans. The MP for Harare North was reacting to the way ZANU PF thugs violently disrupted a scheduled rally in her constituency on Sunday.
Co-Home Affairs Minister, Theresa Makone said Zanu PF now has professional invaders who can even raid private homes of innocent Zimbabweans and grab their wives and children. Makone was responding to questions from journalists in Bulawayo on Monday on what her ministry is doing to stop invasions of foreign-owned buildings in the city.