Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka last night insisted that the MDC-T leader’s wedding scheduled for the plush Rain Tree Lodge in Harare will go ahead today despite the legal setback.
Report by Moses Matenga
Tamborinyoka said they remained positive the urgent High Court application filed by Tsvangirai’s lawyers late yesterday would succeed.
“We remain exuberant and we are looking forward to the ceremony,” he told NewsDay in an interview.
“Preparations are continuing and what I can assure you is that there will definitely be a ceremony tomorrow.
“There is a big bash at the Glamis (Arena) tomorrow and all our invited guests should prepare for the ceremony.”
Tsvangirai’s lawyer, Advocate Thabani Mpofu, last night confirmed he had appealed against the cancellation of the PM’s marriage license, but the case was yet to be set down before a judge.
Meanwhile, MDC-T supporters spent the better part of the day at the party’s headquarters at Harvest House in central Harare in a celebratory mood.
They waved placards inscribed “Real Choice — be a witness as the PM weds.”
Preparations were also going on at the wedding venue in Umwinsidale, just outside Harare, where a huge tent to accommodate the estimated 500 invited guests had been pitched. Sources close to the preparations confirmed to NewsDay the arrival of some of the guests for the big day, including Swaziland Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini. Dlamini was expected to pay a courtesy call on the PM yesterday afternoon. Tsvangirai’s best man and Zambian Labour minister, Fackson Shamenda, had also arrived.
Popular musicians Peter Moyo, Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave, Blessing Shumba, the Dembo brothers (Morgan and Tendai), among others were scheduled to entertain the crowd at the Glamis Arena.