"Tsvangirai's widow is trying to steal from us," family claim

"Tsvangirai's widow is trying to steal from us," family claim

- Morgan Tsvangirai owned five houses and 23 cars, including several top range vehicles, his family has told the Master of High Court.

- The family revealed the properties while challenging an estate inventory filed with the court by Tsvangirai's widow, Elizabeth Macheka.

- The late MDC-T leader passed away on the 14th February, 2018

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Morgan Tsvangirai's wife reportedly declared a house in Strathaven, Harare, as the only immovable property that the late opposition leader owned, along with a 45 herd of cattle in Kwekwe and others in Buhera.

However, his family claimed he owned five houses and 23 cars, in a court hearing to argue his widow's claim.

Elizabeth Macheka indicated that her husband owned six vehicles, a Mercedes Benz S350 (ABI 6365), Mercedes Benz GL (ADV 9705), Toyota Prado (ADQ 1536), Isuzu KB300 (ACG 6324), Isuzu KB250 (ACB 8661) and Isuzu KB250 (ACB 8559).

However, Harare lawyer Jonathan Samkange, representing Tsvangirai's family told the court that the late MDC-T leader had other properties.

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He listed homes in Highlands, Borrowdale, Philadelphia, Number 16 Kent Road, and a farm in Mazowe, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Samkange told the Master of High Court that the following vehicles were also allegedly left out of Macheka's inventory: three Mercedes Benz vehicles, a Range Rover, Nissan Navara, three Toyota Prado vehicles, a Toyota Vitz, a Toyota Hilux, five Isuzu trucks, a BMW X5 (at Gwanda Police Station) and a Toyota Land Cruiser (at CMED).

Tsvangirai's mother was caught on tape at his burial, instructing the family to keep Macheka away from the funeral, and the family is now challenging the legality of Macheka's marriage to Tsvangirai.

Samkange requested a meeting with all the interested parties before the Master to discuss the matter.

"We have instructions to challenge Elizabeth Macheka as the deceased's surviving spouse and the inventory that she lodged with yourselves. The inventory left out several properties and it is our firm belief that this was done fraudulently," he said.

Tsvangirai, who died on February 14 in South Africa after battling colon cancer at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, received a state assisted funeral, while his treatment bill was also covered by government.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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