Tsvangirai Appoints "Girlfriend" As Ambassador
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is being accused by senior members of his own party of having given an ambassadorial post to a girlfriend
Harare, Zimbabwe, 02 August 2009
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has confirmed the appointment of a woman alleged to be his girlfrend to one of the ambassadorial posts that the MDC-T have been promised, according to sources in the MDC-T.
The woman, alleged refered to as JZ by people close to the PM, has reportedly been appointed for Australia or one of the antipodean countries.
This lady herself has never hidden her alleged relationship with the Prime Minister and in fact sought to play it up all of last year. During the elections of March 2008, she got in touch with one of Simba Makoni's colleagues and asked him to convince Makoni to stand down and endorse Tsvangirai.
"As you know, I have special relationship with MT and I can assure you that Makoni would get the post of Prime Minister if he did that and MT won", she is reported by the colleague to have said.
A couple of months ago, she was said to have been at the inauguration of Jacob Zuma with Tsvangirai, although he was pictured with a woman he said was his niece.
Sources within the MDC-T are bitter about this and say they will protest the move.
I doubt it will do them any good.