Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai (pic), who lost his wife in a car crash, had found new love with Locadia Karimatsenga, for just $US36,000 and 10 cows handed to the bride's family. Yet the couple broke up only a week after the paying of lobola, or bride price, in cash and cattle. The MDC-T leader says it was a date and he paid "damages" for getting her pregnant, not marriage lobola.
His critics say he is a widower, grandfather and blighted by HIV who should know better, but Morgan Tsvangirai talks of himself as a bachelor who should be left to have as many dates as he wants. "You have to wonder, is a bachelor not allowed [to have affairs]?”