On Wednesday Tembo filed a civil court application demanding US$15 000 a month from the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change.
On Friday her lawyers were expected to seek an urgent interdict in the Harare High Court to stop the premier’s wedding to Elizabeth Macheka slatted for 15 September.
Tembo, in her maintenance application, insists that she is customarily married to the PM, claiming the MDC leader paid lobola. But the premier’s spin-doctors on Friday came out guns blazing, accusing Tembo of working in cohorts with the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation.
Tsvangirai spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said there were two CIO operations: Operation Blackhawk and Operation Spider web financed to the tune of $100 million dollars to cause maximum damage to the person of Morgan Tsvangirai.
“Today it’s a lawsuit. Tomorrow, they want to file an urgent application to stop the wedding….But the people’s resilient dream will not die. The embodiment of that dream will march this country to the promised land,” he said.
But the PM, whose party is reeling from damning independent surveys which show that his party has been eclipsed by Mugabe’s ZANU-PF, is accused of bed-hopping.