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Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Controversial Wedding

After Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai went ahead with his wedding on 15 September, 2012, despite attempts to bar it by an estranged former partner, netizens of course took to Twitter and Facebook to express their thoughts.

Tsvangirai's former lover sought the court's order to stop the wedding on the ground that the two of them were married. He abandoned plans for a civil wedding and went ahead with a traditional one; Zimbabwe's customary laws allow for polygamy.

Reactions on Facebook

On Facebook, Tafadzwa Makanda posted:

U can not stop the wind from blowing or either the time from moving, loca u failed dismally to stop the weding, tsangson [Tsvangirai] is brand no wonder the commander in chief is now supportng him..

Morgan Tsvangirai with Elizabeth Macheka cutting the wedding cake at at the Glamis Arena. Photo used with permission from nehandaradio.com

Morgan Tsvangirai with Elizabeth Macheka cutting the wedding cake at at the Glamis Arena. Photo used with permission from nehandaradio.com

Mandiso Moyo-Vundla wrote:

if u love 2people @the same time,choose the 2nd one ,bcoz if u really loved the 1st one,u wldnt have fallen 4 the 2nd……(he juss did that,dn fight it gal,he followed his heart)

Nqoban Dawue Sibanda added:

God knows the way wait n see the good things coming soon in your life madam, never give up coz of criticism but smile God loves you.

Diamond Rwatinyanya said of the Prime Minister’s other “jilted lover”:

should not force to be loved. For love without mutual respect is hollow plus its high she resist to be used as a porn for political expediency.

Regies Marowa advised:

Re-build your life and forget about Morgen [Tsvangirai]!

Garikai David Tembo posted:

She must visit TB JOSHUA [Popular Nigerian preacher]. Ane mhepo dzake [she is possessed]

Gerry Kuzivakwashe Chinyonga said:

gold digger/ image tarnisher/ mutumwa [agent]

Innocent Grayz prayed:

Oh Heavenly Father help this lady who had reduced Zimbabwean courts to be kangaroo courts.

Sams Takaniza commented:

leave the pm (Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai)alone dont tell me you have not been having an affair since morgan dumped you. If you did it was adultary indeed.

Reactions on Twitter

@LanceGuma: Some people can't read PR trends. At #Locardia level the plot was working. Enter the SA woman & the overdose turned #Tsvangirai into victim.

@herzimbabwe: Is Morgan #Tsvangirai fit to be the leader of women? What are we feeling about all his love scandals as the electorate of Zimbabwe?

@percyzvomuya: Ah, Tsvangirai, why snub one woman for another? Why not do a couple of weddings? One in Harare, another in Bulawayo & make everyone happy?

@Zanele_20: Wonder how long Tsvangirai's wedding is goin to last this time.

 

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