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Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Saturday
apologised for his affairs with two women whom he later dropped in favour of
new wife Elizabeth Macheka, saying he did not mean to hurt them.
“I know the road I travelled to make this choice has been
rough and has been filled with all sorts of trouble, but I am glad I eventually
made my choice,” Tsvangirai told 20,000 supporters at a rally, referring to his
wedding earlier this month with Macheka.

Tsvangirai married Macheka, daughter of a senior official
from his rival President Robert Mugabe’s party, in a traditional ceremony,
after a woman tried to stop the marriage claiming she was his legitimate wife
while another claimed she was engaged to him.
“Although the road has not been easy, I had no intention to
hurt anyone,” said Tsvangirai. “I had no intention to hurt anyone. It was a
genuine search. I want to apologise to anyone who has been hurt.”
A magistrate’s court had granted the request by Locadia
Karimatsenga to block Tsvangirai’s marriage to Macheka, prompting Tsvangirai to
resort to a traditional marriage which allows polygamy.
A high court threw out Tsvangirai’s appeal against the
original ruling.
A South African woman, Nozipho Shilubane, unsuccessfully
tried to block Tsvangirai’s marriage to Macheka, claiming he had promised to
marry her.

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