Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is single again having separated from his young wife, Elizabeth Macheka, ZimEye is reliably informed, just as revelations surfaced that Tsvangirai is struggling financially.
Impeccable sources close to the 61 year old ex-Prime Minister have told ZimEye the MDC leader no longer has a marriage and his 36 year old wife is now living away.
“Hapasisina muchato apa -there is no marriage anymore, one close relative of Tsvangirai told ZimEye yesterday.
ZimEye is further reliably informed that Elizabeth now lives in a house in Borrowdale whose ownership was unclear at the time of writing.
Tsvangirai who lost the recent July elections, is struggling with his finances, ZimEye can also reveal. Harvest House records seen by this reporter reveal that the party’s finances are on critical life support and numerous workers have been asked to go home, a situation that has caused many cadres to begin calling for his abdication.The MDC leader’s marriage lasted just over a year.
Another top senior source close to Tsvangirai once again told ZimEye that the marriage is no more and Tsvangirai’s appearance with Elizabeth recently was only for media purposes, “They are not together, they are trying to manage the media,” she said, revealing that the two are not even trying to repair their relationship.
Efforts to obtain a direct comment from Tsvangirai were fruitless at the time of writing and the MDC leader has ignored previous communication.
It was not clear at the time of writing exactly what caused the split but it is believed it is a story that appeared in the state media appearing to reveal an extra marital affair between Elizabeth and a former boy friend.
(Identities of the sources to this article have been protected for fear of victimisation)