MDC-T yesterday rubbished reports claiming that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife, Elizabeth Macheka, had an extra marital affair as part of efforts by Zanu PF strategists to divert attention from the looming court battle over the controversial July 31 elections.
The state-owned Sunday Mail yesterday published emails allegedly exchanged between Macheka and a Harare man called Kenny Ngirazi.
The paper said Macheka and Ngirazi had a child together from an affair that preceded Tsvangirai’s marriage and claimed the emails were proof that the pair had not ended their relationship.
But MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said the party was aware that Zanu PF would try to use the State media to divert attention from allegations that President Robert Mugabe and his party stole votes in the just-ended elections.
Tsvangirai last Friday filed an application at the Constitutional Court seeking to set aside the results of the elections.
“This story is simply a diversion by Zanu PF using the State media, which the party firmly controls, from the raging saga of the stolen election,” Mwonzora said. “The MDC-T remains firmly behind its leader President Morgan Tsvangirai.”
In the run up to the elections, Zanu PF ran adverts targeting Tsvangirai’s personal and love life.
Tsvangirai’s poll challenge, which has already delayed Mugabe ‘s inauguration, is likely to spark fireworks if a dossier that accompanied his Concourt application is anything to go by.