Chief Negomo To ‘Ambush’ Tsvangirai

Chief Negomo of Chiweshe in Mashonaland Central province burst into the limelight in December last year when he summoned Tsvangirai to his court on allegations that the Prime Minister and his “in-laws” had conducted a marriage ritual in the sacred month of November.

Negomo then convicted Tsvangirai in his absence and fined him two cows and two sheep for violating a cultural taboo by paying bride price in November.

Tsvangirai had reportedly paid lobola on 21 November last year for Harare businesswoman and socialite Lorcadia Karimatsenga-Tembo of ChristonBank, Mazowe.

However Negomo who claimed that, he obtained a court confirmation from Bindura Magistrates’ Courts to attach the Prime Minister’s property after he failed to pay a fine for marrying in the sacred month of November yesterday (Friday) told Radio VOP he will ambush him and attach his property.

“He is very rude and has no respect for me and other traditional chiefs. I will ambush him and attach even anything equivalent to the fine of two cows and sheep. I will either go to his Harare home or to his rural home.

“I have everything in my hands now it’s only that I have been busy in the past recent months,” said Negomo.

Negomo added: “What Tsvangirai should know is that a Prime Minister is under chiefs, President Mugabe knows that and that is why he respects us traditional chiefs.”

In December the Premier said in a statement that he had terminated his relationship with the 39-year-old Tembo –due to interference by Zanu(PF) and state spy agency.

The MDC-T leader said the marriage saga had been choreographed to inflict maximum damage on his person and character for political gain and indicated he did not consider himself married.