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PM marriage a Zanu PF hoax — minister


National Housing and Social Amenities minister Giles Mutsekwa says Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s alleged marriage to a Harare businesswoman was a Zanu PF creation to cause confusion ahead of elections expected next year.

Speaking at a campaign rally in his Chikanga-Dangamvura constituency over the weekend, Mutsekwa said the MDC-T was aware of the agenda behind the “marriage story”.

“We are aware that Zanu PF is using this marriage saga as a weapon to influence the voting behaviour when elections are held,” he said.

“However, there was nothing like marriage in as far as I know.

“Soon after learning about the issue through the media, I had a one-on-one meeting with Tsvangirai to get the truth.”

He said the PM assured him that when he remarries party officials would be informed.

“When Tsvangirai’s children marry I will be served with the invitation six months before the wedding and secrecy is not in our blood,” Mutsekwa said.

“The agenda pushed by Zanu PF is just naive and no one will buy that.”

He also lamented the continued “looting” of Chiadzwa gemstones saying transparency must be ensured at the controversial diamond fields so that the country would get meaningful revenue from mining.

Speaking at the same rally, MDC-T Manicaland provincial chairman Julius Magarangoma lamented the politicisation of maize seed allocation and other inputs especially in rural areas.

“Everyone needs inputs and they should be provided without any political strings attached to it,” Magarangoma said.

“People should not campaign with inputs especially when we know that the majority of people in rural areas can’t afford to buy them.”

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