Morgan Tsvangirai’s new wife
Elizabeth Macheka Clashes with
Tsvangirai’s Girlfriend

Elizabeth Macheka, the wife of opposition
Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai
leader Morgan Tsvangirai has hauled her
husband’s alleged married lover Lilian Timveos
Mpofu to a meeting to discuss the affair, top
party sources have told Now Daily exclusively.
The explosive meeting between the two women
came after a party inquiry found that Timveos
Mpofu sponsored party hooligans to assassinate
Tsvangirai’s special adviser Sesel Zvidzai and
spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka, accusing them of
turning the ex-prime minister against her. The
disgraced Midlands proportional representation
senator accused the aides of putting a wedge
between her and Tsvangirai,b resulting in her
recent dismissal from the MDC-T shadow cabinet
where she held the powerful post of shadow
minister for home affairs. Timveos Mpofu was
reportedly sacked for incompetence and replaced
by war veteran Giles Mutsekwa.
Timveos Mpofu was found to be the source and
purveyor of pervasive rumours that Macheka
abandoned her cancer-ridden husband and lived in
South Africa with a boyfriend in 2015, the
sources said.
Details of Macheka and Timveos Mpofu’s meeting
are still coming in. However, the party inquiry
led by senior official Murisa found that a group
led by notorious MDC-T thug and 2008 Harare
central police station petrol bomber Memory
Mbondiah planned murder against Zvidzai and
Tamborinyoka, the sources said. The bungling
MDC-T national executive member failed in the
attempt but implicated Timveos Mpofu as the
sponsor of the plot to murder the officials, who
apparently disapproved of the illicit affair.
Sources said the murder plan became known
through Tsvangirai’s massive network of party
“Under pressure, Mbondiah named Timveos as the
sponsor of the plot. Timveos denied she sponsored
the murder plot, leading to a clash between her
and Mbondiah,” said a senior MDC-T official. The
two former friends are members of Tsvangirai’s
violent so-called ‘Boko Haram’ militia that has
executed horrific attacks against those opposed
to the party leader. Timveos Mpofu, the wife of
Cypriot gangland boss Michael Timveos, was the
sponsor and instigator, with Douglas Mwonzora,
of the epic 2014 violence that left former
secretary-general Tendai Biti and treasurer Elton
Mangoma battered and bleeding and drove them
out of the MDC-T.
Shabanie Dot Coms whistleblower website has
demanded the arrest by police of Timveos Mpofu
for murder, saying her aide Alfonso ‘Ras Dombo’
Musvuti told the police that she promised him a
new Mercedes Benz if he killed his girlfriend and
brought her body parts to be used in rituals to
prop up her failed political career. Shabanie Dot
Coms claimed that Musvuti admitted to police he
killed the woman in February 2016 and cut out
her vagina, breasts and tongue, which he gave to
the senator. Musvuti has disappeared after being
granted bail amid fears he, too, may have been
killed to silence him.
Timveos Mpofu has been implicated in numerous
scandals, including dealing illegally in the
Marange blood diamonds at a time when her party
was mounting public demonstrations demanding
accountability for a missing $15 billion state
diamond booty. According to the Mirror
newspaper, the senator’s illegal Marange blood
diamond deals backfired after a $5 000
transaction with her former partner in crime
Linnet Mazingaidzo went wrong and the pair
ended up in court in May 2016.
Tsvangirai appears determined to keep Timveos
Mpofu close in order to suck money out of her
husband’s rich mother, the heir of her late
husband’s property fortune, the party sources
said. He appointed her to the less challenging
post of portfolio secretary for the Zimbabwe
Gender Commission, a position set to bring her
into conflict with party rival and shadow minister
for gender Jessie Majome.