Tsvangirai blackmail claims on Loreta should be investigated

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Morgan Tsvangirai

I REMEMBER laughing myself sore when the then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard referred to Tsvangirai as a man as great as Mandela. Needless to say, Tsvangirai is no Mandela.Would this Tsvangirai-Mandela be an acceptable presidential candidate in Australia or the United States? Would his countless scandals be overlooked as we are so often urged to do? It is doubtful and this duplicity on the part of Western nations raises serious questions about their self-proclaimed concern for the welfare of Zimbabweans. If Tsvangirai is a buffoon why have they actively supported his bid to be president knowing full well he does not have the capacity?

Yesterday we read in The Sunday Mail troubling reports that Tsvangirai has been blackmailing the 25-year-old mother of his child Loretta Nyathi, threatening to destroy her using his media contacts if she ever showed her face publicly.

But why does Tsvangirai not want people to see Loreta Nyathi? Because he knows that she is nothing more than a child and he would suffer considerable political damage for having taken advantage of her.

These are very serious claims that must be investigated. In addition, the media must ask itself some very difficult ethical questions. The reporting on this young woman has been degrading and cruel.

She is the victim not the aggressor as some have tried to suggest. When a man in his late fifties lies to a 21-year-old and promises her a glittering future can we as society stand and condemn that young woman for believing Tsvangirai’s lies? It cannot be the case that because we support Tsvangirai we are ready to defend everything he does.
Still on the reports of Loreta Nyathi, it has also emerged that Tsvangirai is still refusing to take a birth certificate for his son.

What kind of man is this? Does he not have a heart or even an ounce of decency? Would the British public accept a Prime Minister who impregnated young girls and then gave them the run-around, refusing to honour his obligations?

Would Mandela impregnate a 21-year-old young woman leaving her high and dry? Who are these Westerners kidding?

If Tsvangirai is not leadership material in Australia, why do they believe he is leadership material in Zimbabwe?

Allegations that Tsvangirai is failing to pay maintenance because he is broke speak to his misplaced priorities. He moves around in a top-of-the-range Mercedes-Benz which could easily support his child for the next four years. If he was a responsible man he would sell that car and take care of his children. We know that Tsvangirai was booking US$4 000 hotel suites for Elizabeth in the United States. Where is that money today?  We also read shocking reports last week that Tsvangirai does not have basic medical aid and had to be bailed out by his kitchen cabinet after a local medical facility filed a police report after Tsvangirai fled before settling his medical bill.

How does this man believe he can manage a nation if he cannot manage his own affairs?

Many of Tsvangirai’s former comrades have now turned against him explaining that they have lost confidence in the man they worked with for nearly 15 years.

Welshman Ncube left the movement nearly 10 years ago after observing the same things that the MDC-Renewal Team is citing today.

Can we be objective and weigh Tsvangirai on the scales of human decency and give him a clean bill of health? Certainly not. The man is an immoral scoundrel and it is a surprise he has been taken seriously for all these years.

If the MDC-T wants to survive it needs to face up to reality and persuade Tsvangirai to step aside.

There was a time when the MDC had a firm grip on hearts of urbanites and online forums where no-go areas for Zanu-PF supporters. That is no longer the case and the Internet is now awash with anti-Tsvangirai sentiment because he has squandered whatever goodwill he enjoyed. The MDC-T should not take people for granted. Urban displeasure with Zanu-PF does not mean that urbanites will vote for a reckless buffoon.

Ndatenda, ndini muchembere wenyu Amai Jukwa

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  • Emperor Nero

    May i remind you that we have more important national matters that need to be investigated,Remember the accusations by Temba Mliswa that Rautenbach was plundering our natural resources with the help of govt officials?Remember the counter accusations from Kasukuwere and the Diamond miners as to who donated what to the communities of Marange? Those are things of national importance that we need to investigate before we worry about a private citizen,s life who is not in govt. Remember the president saying he heard about a member of cabinet and a female legislator who were asking for bribes from potential investors? Remember the president saying former president of SA Thabo Mbeki had informed him of ministers asking for bribes from S African investors? Where were you amai Jukwa when the president clearly laid out that Zimbabweans are very simply pple who want bread and butter issues? As for the West and the US accepting pple like Tsvangirai as presidents,my answer is yes,the fact that some men do have the love of women as their weakness does not mean pple can,t vote for them,remember Clinton having an affair with Lewinisky while at the job in the oval office? PPle still reelected him,he was also sued by another woman Paula Jones while he was president,Our neighbor Zuma,just won re-election despite being accused of rape and having four wives.The French president has a mistress.Once a girl is 18 she is nolonger a child she has reached the age of consent.She is capable of making decisions and should accept the consequence that come with her choices.Saka rairai vana vanaMai Jukwa,encourage them to go to church.

    • chitungwiza

      Spot on. Nero the list is long I would have added but I think you have said enough.

    • chinotomba

      taura zvako

    • tafamutekwe

      Of course comparing Tsvangirai to Mandela was the height of idiocy. However in Mai Jukwa’s overzealous attempt to besmirch Tsvangirai she refers to the then 21year old Loretha Nyathi as ” a mere child.” This then makes nonsense of making the majority age to be 18 years.

    • king

      unogona iwe!Hauite,Hauite!totoshaya kuti jounalist wacho ndoupi,

    • citizen

      I like your analysis and your argument Emperor Nero. I do not see how the private life for a fellow citizen can be of national relevance. We need to focus on the real issues that affect our lovely Zimbabwe.

    • Beastie!

      Iwe, itai 50c – 50c zvakataurwa naShefu kurhari yekuGlen Norah kuti musangano usimbe. Imwe mari yacho toendesa kumwana waShefu kuti ma-scandal aite mashoma! Ana Emperor Nero munobvisa ma$50 sema-strong supporter kuitira kuti Herald ishaye nyaya. Mungakundwa naMasunda anomhanya kubhadhara hospital bill Tamborinyoka asati apedza kumuudza kuti ”manje nyaya yechipatara yatoendeswa kumapurisa”!. Maiti shefu vaitamba-su kuti Ma-Beats naWananchi vakasunga chikwama?

  • tete

    Concentrate on the oncoming investigations.Hopefully you will survive this one. Matibiri can not be fooled anymore.

    • ko unondidini

      Mai Jukwa Muroyi weHerald kuita zvokudanana namfana editor kuti ubudiswa tunhema twako hatikendenge nezvako chero ukadini we decide our tomorrow without u or yo rubish editor chero ukarega kuti zvibude wanzwa batter.pakuzo tuka Moyo vaBhaiza Kule

    • Satan

      mai Jukwa ko you have left other heartless issues like not paying his ex workers outstanding salaries!! baba vakaoma moyo ava…. kwava kutorara nekacheche nxwaaaaa

  • denny

    Even Mandela had many children from different women,so why would laugh sore?

  • Kufandichireva Mazvikokota

    Noinsense, Amai Jukwa Amai Jukwa what? That’s nonsense, are there not any more important national issues to talk about? Nxaa, Tsvangirai this, Tsvangirai that everyday, is he the President? Are there no other opposition leaders in Zim? Muchida musingad achaitonga chete Zimbabwe

  • Fanuel Mafukidze

    Your vitriol and misplaced priorities can not fool anyone anymore.The President spoke clearly at the Heroes Acre on Saturday.It is now public knowledge that even though you purport to dislike/hate Mr Tsvangirai,you have been double agents all along.Very soon heads will roll,investigations are coming.The senseless Tsvangirai bashing is coming to an end.

  • Jongwe

    Apa mashaiwawo zvekunyora Herald. Munovengerei munhu kusvika kubhonzo kudaro?
    Ngatibatanei munyika yedu ino, politics aside.

    • Chiweshe CK

      Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is a joke and we are not australia

  • ZIMBO

    please tipeiwo news dzirinani at least something to improve our ecocony tsvangirai is not running the country we do not need his attention you are campaigning for tsvangirai by publishing him daily with lies everyone knows the truth this days

  • JAYA

    taura hako Nero. Inhau here idzodzi? This is high school journalism

  • Vandinodya naye here?

    @Emperor Nero; Never divert our attention. Tsvangirai should be grilled for moral decay. If people condemn those who hold God’s fire and incense, the highest office on earth is a minister of the gospel not even president let alone a ‘rebel’ in the name democracy movement. He should prove his credibility. Americans exposed former president Bill Clinton and he finally so light and stepped-down. Step down Tsvangirai and give way to credible guys. Remember, that the Mliswa saga was revealed and is being worked on. Tomorrow we will update you on thes Rautenbach, Kasukuwere and Diamond scandals. But today, its Tsvangirai. Woman pressure groups why are you quiet on Tsvangirai. Truly you are enemies of our President of Mugabe working clandestinely with Oppah and Joyce. Shame!!

    • Vanoba Samare

      Nonsense

      • gerro

        Iwe ndoo nonsense manje netuvhudzi twekuda kuteedzera mabhunu aah!

  • kutototo

    Mr. Tsvangi Mr be man and own up, he must support his family, but … a 21 year old lady is old enough to make decisions of her own and there is nothing strange about a man in the fifties having an affair with a 21 year old given a prominent couple in Zimbabwe who had their first child out of wedlock around 1989 when the wife was 25 and still legally married to another man and the husband was 65 and still legally married to someone.

    • Cde Nharo

      Ah iwe wakudakuonesesa manje. Varamuromo uyo. Kikikikikikiki.

  • mike

    Something is wrong about Herald newspapers, Why always writing about Tsvangira’s life and MDC-T? MDC-T arrested for rape, Tsvangirai blackmail, former MDC-T Mutare quits. hey bantu akelisiyeke thina There are many things to write about in this country,

    • Guest

      Precisely….are you (Mai Jukwa) a tabloid columnist that you should spend energies on writing about Tsvangson’s escapades? Let’s hear what you have to say about the comatose economy, or the latest on what’s been done to the people exposed in the salarygate…or why Jonso Moyo is being victimised. Tsvangirai is not part of the government is power.

  • Amir

    Why investigate Tsvangirai instead of arresting him? Is he not a person found on the wrong side of law?

    • Cde Nharo

      Hapana nyaya apa.

  • Shona Rusere

    Herald,you have said it before, and you are still saying it and you will always say it, that Tsvangirai is insignificant in the issues concerning Zimbabwe, but what still surprises me is how you make headlines out of him day in day out.July 31 2013 came and is now another historical day for him and for you,you added trophies to your cabinets,you beat Morgan again,so what else do you still want to prove?? Please journalists, don’t help these thugs in destroying our beloved country.Report on matters of national interests please. Companies are struggling to perform,they are closing, they are downsizing, education institutions are injecting more people into the system by the day without any additional jobs. How best can the government help farmers to produce more from their lands so that the purpose of the land distribution will be realised. How many children are failing to access general medical care in urban and rural areas, Stop behaving like kids too, PLEASE, THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT IN OUR BELOVED ZIM. Murikufambirawo kupiko nhai imi?

  • Twimbo!

    Tomboti takuterera all your reasons on why Tsvangirai is a bad leader .. Questions still remains, what, how and when will the “right” leader we have do anything meaningful to revive the economy. Hazvibatsire kuswero shoropodza bhasikoro iwe uchifamba ne tsoka, usina kana nyetera zvaro, we want solutions, not tabloid scandals.

  • Shona Rusere

    Herald,you have said it before, and you are still saying it and you will always say it, that Tsvangirai is insignificant in the issues concerning Zimbabwe, but what still surprises me is how you make headlines out of him day in day out.July 31 2013 came and is now another historical day for him and for you,you added trophies to your cabinets,you beat Morgan again,so what else do you still want to prove?? Please journalists, don’t help these thugs in destroying our beloved country.Report on matters of national interests please. Companies are struggling to perform,they are closing, they are downsizing, education institutions are injecting more people into the system by the day without any additional jobs. How best can the government help farmers to produce more from their lands so that the purpose of the land distribution will be realised. How many children are failing to access general medical care in urban and rural areas, Stop behaving like kids too, PLEASE, THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT IN OUR BELOVED ZIM. Murikufambirawo kupiko nhai imi?

  • Shona Rusere

    Herald,you have said it before, and you are still saying it and you will always say it, that Tsvangirai is insignificant in the issues concerning Zimbabwe, but what still surprises me is how you make headlines out of him day in day out.July 31 2013 came and is now another historical day for him and for you,you added trophies to your cabinets,you beat Morgan again,so what else do you still want to prove?? Please journalists, don’t help these thugs in destroying our beloved country.Report on matters of national interests please. Companies are struggling to perform,they are closing, they are downsizing, education institutions are injecting more people into the system by the day without any additional jobs. How best can the government help farmers to produce more from their lands so that the purpose of the land distribution will be realised. How many children are failing to access general medical care in urban and rural areas, Stop behaving like kids too, PLEASE, THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT IN OUR BELOVED ZIM. Murikufambirawo kupiko nhai imi?

    • Beastie!

      Your man is a funny individual. If the Herald does not cover his shenanigans he runs ,all over SADC crying for media reforms, whatever reforms, however reforms, whenever reforms, moreover reforms, and any reforms! So ever since he has been getting coverage see how he has stopped shouting and making noises about his ”reforms”.

  • Emru Kunanti

    Well know the reasons why Tsvangirai is a bad leader. Thats why he lost 31 July don’t keep on repeating them.

  • Jotham

    MT is such a useless politician that any rational man in his right senses would take note of. Many supporters of his are only interested in his opposition to Mugabe- rather than looking at his credibility as a person of decency , responsible behaviour, a man who can articulate what Zimbabweans need. The Brishity have noticed so are the Americans and Europe at large. MT needs a hand holding that is what the US said. Where ever the wind goes – he will follow ‘ shame.