Elizabeth holds private church service at Tsvangirai’s Highlands home

The late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangrai’s widow, Elizabeth Macheka, on Sunday held a private church service at the former Preme Minister’s Highlands mansion in the absence of her in-laws and other family members.

By Everson Mushava

Tsvangirai died two weeks ago after a long battle with colon cancer and was buried at his rural home in Buhera’s Humanikwa village last Tuesday.

Macheka left Buhera the very day her husband was buried following a nasty fallout with the Tsvangirai family members.

She reportedly proceeded to Harare, where she organised a private church service largely attended by her Zanu PF friends.

The service was held on Sunday, three days after she locked her husband’s children out of the Highlands mansions upon their return from Buhera to bury their father.

“It was a private function, I am surprised you are talking about it,” Macheka said when contacted for comment yesterday.

But Tsvangirai’s younger brother, Manase, said: “I am hearing it from you. We were not invited and, therefore, we did not attend. I was not even aware that there was a church service.

“We don’t know what the service was all about. If it was about our brother, we should have been invited.”

The service was reportedly to console her over the loss of her husband.

Sources who attended the service said: “The church service was private. Only Eliza’s close friends, particularly from Zanu PF, and friends from her Roman Catholic Church attended. The place was guarded by soldiers and police officers.”

Macheka’s father, Joseph Macheka, is a Zanu PF national consultative assembly member and former Chitungwiza mayor.

Tsvangirai and Elizabeth were members of the Roman Catholic Way of the Way side Mt Pleasant parish, where the latter was a member of the Marian Guild.

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26 Comments

  1. Damn, thats not news. Love my MDC but I still get along with people from ZPF. Why are you persecuting Elizabeth, and painting black the RCC, friends and family vakabata munamato kunyaradza shirikadzi after the nightmarish treatment by her inlaws. Were you paid to write this crap.

  2. Gukurume ReMasvingo

    Wrong headline by Newsday. Must read Elizabeth hold a private …. at her Highlands home. I agree with Jay, this is not news at all except if the writer has a hidden agenda

    1. YOHWE! “Elizabeth holds private church service <<<<<>>>>>”

      Is she not Elizabeth Tsvangirai?

      This journalist should be fired!

    2. I agree with you Gukurume & Tinevimbo,this Everson Mushava guy needs refreasher courses on jounalism. I wonder where the newsday editor was when a stupid story like this one was being published.

  3. Gukurume ReMasvingo

    Everson your reporting leaves a lot to be desired. —- after she locked our her husband children …… her ZPF friends
    Crap

  4. Come on guys! Newsday, makuitei futi! This is now invasion of privacy. Leave her alone! This is unethical journalism. Ohh by the way, on the note about her ZANU friends, I am anti-ZANU, but have many ZANU friends, my wife is ZANU, SAKA MURI KUTI KUDII? What are you trying to say? Musadarowo anhu eNewsday.

  5. TSVANGIRAYI MUGABE

    Rubbish NEWSDAY

  6. catholics out there please help me . Uniform yeHOSI YEDENGA YAAINAYO ARIKUIPFEKA ON WHAT GROUNDS. THOUGHT INOPFEKWA NEMUNHU AKACHATA OR A WIDOW OR A SINGLE MOTHER. TSVANGIRAYI AKACHATA KUROMA HERE AND WHEN WAS THAT… KANA KUTI AIIPFEKA BEFORE HER MARRIAGE TO TSVANGIRAI.. IF SO THEN AIFANIRA KUIKUMURA “PAAKABIKA MAPOTO” NATSVANISON

    1. Very valid question there @Anonymus, havent noticed it myself, it really is very strange. That being said, I dont understand the obsession of this paper with this lady especially given how irrelevant she is in national discourse. Also any person has a right to call upon any organization or individuals s/he wants for whatever purpose in their personal lives and that shouldnt make it to the headlines of tabloids such as H-Metro let alone a “newspaper”. Meanwhile there are alleged pictures of a pedophile holding a very high office in this land and there is nothing about it in this “newspaper”.

    2. Nothing wrong with the Hosi uniform. Vakabatinidzwa nababa vezve mweya vekuRoma.

    3. MEMORY CHINZVENDE

      TRUE

  7. The report is correct. Eliza ngaaite zvaanoda kuborrowdale not kuHighlands.She was not staying kuhighlands upto the death of MT

    Kana makamutuma budai pachena

  8. themba paakwa

    hEY hEY heY Zimbabweans, lets give this Lady, Window Elizabeth Tsvangirai Nee Macheka a Breathing space. Nemiwo News day, take take naye, ko chii nhai. Ma pot holes murikumaona here ayo. Svikaiwo kwedu muone patinofambira nedzimota dzedu munyore mu paper nhau renyu pamwe zvingabatsira. Siyanai naMai Tsvangirai ava, what happened to her was more than enough. Being quiet does not mean she is adamant.
    YOU STOP IT FORTHWITH

    1. Mapotholes ndonyaya chaidzo.Southview road yepa UPLANDS WATERFALLS HAICHAITI HAMENO KUTI HAMUSI KUZVIONAWO HERE.TOITA SEI

  9. After the drama of the past weeks its only natural that anything & everything to do with Elizabeth & the Tsvangirais will continue to make interesting news for a while. I personally want to know what will happen right up to who’ll get the last cent in the will, ko ndidzo news dzacho ka

    1. So if you know who gets what iwe wacho wozowanei pazviri? So we have people who are so absorbed into other peoples lives that they think publishing of a prayer meeting is news!? Yowe.

  10. Elizabeth holds private church service at Tsvangirai’s Highlands home > benzi remunhu, ko hapasi pamba pake here? unoti Tsvangirai’s

    1. TSVANG IS DEAD SO SHE IS THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE

  11. Fu…8k that jono

  12. YES Tsvangirai wedded Eliza at Roman catholic church about 7 years ago and she is rightly wearing that uniform as a member.Church things are church things NO politics there!She deserves God’s grace in the same way that you and me and any other person does.

  13. haa ndokushaya nhau uku,zvine basa rei

  14. Don’t reduce yourself so low NewDaily, you were bought by the GREEDY Tsvangirai family members na gogo. Leave Eliza alone. She is still grieving and needs prayers. Nothing peculiar here. She is daughter to Zanu pf Politburo member that is no secret. Even Save knew it. Having Zanu PF members attending service is not an issue. Zanu PF are Zimbabweans too and they are Christians too. She should not invite greed Tsvangirai relatives because they embarrassed , illtreated and failed to recognise her during sickness and burial of her husband. Do you know how much she sacrificed to her late husband during his sickness. At one meeting in Gweru Save vomited on the table and she had to use her bare hands to wipe of the table. Now you tormented her during death. Give us a break you Newsday, Herald, Gogo Tsvangirai, and the greedy Tsvangirai family

  15. TANAKA MAPUDZI

    TRUE

  16. I am so disappointed by the News Day. From day 1 It appears as if you have a personal vendetta with Lizz. You are so negative in your reporting. I think this harassment. Imagine if it was your mother. Musadaro

  17. Liz apuhwa Highlands manison nezanupf yakatadza kupuhwa murume wake arimupenyu, could Liz have been on a mission to eliminate Tsvangirai in a covert operation, only time will tell.

  18. when a dog bites a man thats not news, news starts when a man bites a dog

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