MDC-T women’s assembly chairperson Mrs Theresa Makone, who is the party’s candidate for Harare North on Thursday hailed Mr Tsvangirai’s sexcapades describing her boss as a “bull”. Mrs Makone, who is also Home Affairs co-Minister in the inclusive Government, said the philandering proved the MDC-T was full of real men.
Addressing a rally in Hatcliffe, Harare Mrs Makone on said: “Hapana akarepwa (no one was raped). Pakawandwa ndopavanoda vakadzi kunzwa kuti pane chiiko? (Women are curious about the prowess of philanderers)”
“Kwedu mabhuru ndiko kwaakawanda. Hakuna ngochani (our party is full of bulls, we do not have gays).”
Mrs Makone’s comments drew fire from a cross-section of women yesterday who expressed concern saying her utterances were not expected from a woman of her standing.
Zanu-PF Women’s League secretary for information and publicity Cde Monica Mutsvangwa rapped Mrs Makone for defending what was morally reprehensible.
“It is unfortunate for someone who is mandated with leading a ministry that protects people including women and children to be making such reckless statements, trying to defend something that is morally wrong,” she said.
Since the death of his wife, Susan, in 2009, Mr Tsvangirai hit the headlines for the wrong reasons by dating a string of woman whom he unceremoniously dumped.
He married Ms Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo for 12 days before dumping her citing undue media attention. He was then linked to current wife Elizabeth Macheka, whom he could not wed in a civil ceremony, in the wake of a court challenge by Ms Karimatsenga Tembo, whom he had to buy off with a US$300 000 pay out but not before another woman – Nosipho Shilubane – emerged from South Africa saying she had been promised marriage before being dumped by text message.
Mr Tsvangirai’s philandering was exposed when reports emerged that he had impregnated a 21-year old Bulawayo woman, Ms Loretta Nyathi, before refusing to take responsibility for the boy born of that union, Ethan, whom he couldn’t even afford a birth certificate,
Mr Tsvangirai was also linked to a married woman, one Aquillina Pamberi and a Dr Arikana Chihombori.