Ethan Tsvangirai kicked out of school

Ethan Tsvangirai kicked out of school
Published: 25 May 2018 (323 Views)
The late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai's child has been chucked out of school for failing to pay school fees, the Daily News reported.

As a result, the mother of the child - born out of wedlock - has through her lawyers, written to the executors of the late former trade unionist's estate, asking for assistance, amid claims that Tsvangirai left nothing meaningful to his name.

The executors and some of the beneficiaries met in Harare last Friday to discuss the estate, with indications that the only property in Tsvangirai's name is the Strathaven home in Harare, which he co-owned with his late wife, Susan.

Tsvangirai died on February 14, this year after succumbing to colon cancer.

He left behind several children, sired with different women, some of whom are now claiming a share of his estate.

Of note is the child he sired with a Bulawayo woman, Lorreta Leonie Nobesuthu Nyathi, who is now a student nurse.

Nyathi, through her lawyer Wellington Magaya from Coghlan and Welsh Legal practitioners, has written to the executors of Tsvangirai's estate, Innocent Chagonda and Charles Maunga, demanding assistance.

In the letter, she reveals that Tsvangirai's minor child has been out of school for four weeks due to non-payment of fees, amounting to 28 800 rands.

"We act for Ethan Tsvangirai, a minor child and beneficiary of the estate of the late ... Tsvangirai. As you may be aware, the minor child is still in primary school and he depended solely on his father before his demise. The mother of the minor child is currently unemployed and has not been able to pay for the minor child's school fees. She is even struggling to feed the minor child," reads part of the letter dated May 15, 2018.

"We write to advise that the minor child has been barred from attending school as a result of non-payment of school fees. The outstanding fees are in the sum of ZAR28 800. He has been out of school for four weeks. We kindly request that the finalisation be expedited so that the minor child is not affected. The school has requested a written undertaking from the executor that fees will be paid as soon as the estate is finalised. We kindly request that you provide the undertaking. This is a matter which involves the welfare of a minor child and we kindly request that this matter be given priority".

Efforts to have the executors write a letter confirming that they would pay for the school fees once the estate has been finalised hit a brick wall last Friday, after they challenged the suggestion.

The Friday meeting was attended by Magaya, who was representing Ethan, Cephas Mavhondo, representing Elizabeth Tsvangirai, who is Tsvangirai's surviving spouse, Brighton Pabwe, who represented Tsvangirai's brothers Manase and Collins, his children Garikai and Vincent as well as Tsvangirai's other wife Nobuhle Marylin Ndiweni.

According to a source who attended the meeting, Ndiweni, who claims to have been customarily married to the late former Prime Minister, is said to have a 10-month old baby, whom she claims to be Tsvangirai's child.

During the meeting, it was also discovered that the herd of cattle left by Tsvangirai, was actually jointly owned with his brother under a company called Pakuru Farming and Chemicals.

The brother claimed they initially had about 200 cows and by the time of Tsvangirai's death only 45 had been left, after the rest had been disposed off by Tsvangirai.

It was also realised that the Highlands home, where Tsvangirai was staying, was registered in government's name, even though the former prime minister had been given a two-year period within which to buy the house.

Tsvangirai had reportedly raised about $800 000 for the house, which was banked in CFX Bank before the financial institution closed down.

While Elizabeth is in charge of three other houses, she claims they were not part of the estate, stating that she bought the other two before she got married to Tsvangirai, adding that the other one is registered under one of her companies.

With nothing now at hand to take care of Ethan's school fees, the meeting suggested that Vincent and Garikai, who are currently staying at Tsvangirai's Strathaven house, must pay rent to meet some of these demands, a point which is still under consideration.

"As it stands, there is nothing that any of the beneficiaries can clutch on to pay for school fees, because it is proving that the former prime minister left nothing meaningful to his name," a source close to the issue told the Daily News.

On the other hand, lawyers representing Ethan are also contemplating claiming maintenance from Tsvangirai's estate to foot the child's school fees.

Sources also told the Daily News that Elizabeth revealed during the meeting that the MDC had promised to periodically release money to the family but the money was coming in dribs and drabs.

Despite assurances from President Emmerson Mnangagwa in January this year that he was going to pay Tsvangirai a lump sum for the period that he was in government as prime minister, nothing has been paid so far.



- dailynews

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

How to win at slots? Top slot tips & tricks

by Staff Reporter | 17 January 2019 | 34 Views

Stay away: A manifestation of the MDC's violence DNA

by Nobleman Runyanga | 17 January 2019 | 54 Views

Kirsty Coventry has not resigned from ministry

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 65 Views

Mnangagwa and Gen Chiwenga responsible for lootings, shootings and terrorism

by Dr Nkululeko Sibanda (Presidential Spokesperson) | 17 January 2019 | 68 Views

A tale of a school teacher

by Virimayi Chidembo | 17 January 2019 | 58 Views

My encounter with the rowdy protestors

by Betty Gatsi | 17 January 2019 | 39 Views

Price of bread now $6

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 71 Views

The unleashing of army to descend on demonstrators was uncalled for

by Leonard Koni | 17 January 2019 | 37 Views

How Facebook and Whatsapp fuelled chaos and confusion in Zimbabwe

by Dr Masimba Mavaza | 17 January 2019 | 40 Views

Mnangagwa pleased with Putin meeting

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 119 Views

Mnangagwa opens consulate in Belarus

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 132 Views

MDC perpetrating violence, violating human rights

by Anesu Pedzisayi | 17 January 2019 | 125 Views

3 Religious Sites to Visit When in Israel

by Staff Reporter | 17 January 2019 | 81 Views

BREAKING: Evan Mawarire charged with treason

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 219 Views

'100 men abaducted in Matabeland during protests'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 128 Views

Army continues terror as Bulawayo is shutdown

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 285 Views

Here's what motorists are paying for fuel around the world

by wheels24 | 17 January 2019 | 218 Views

Bond notes and their possible long-term legacy

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 146 Views

Govt should nip MDC, NGOs

by Jasper Hloka | 17 January 2019 | 154 Views

Mnangagwa says 'monumental task' to fix economy

by AFP | 17 January 2019 | 110 Views

REVEALED: ZANU PF fingered in violent protests and looting

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 153 Views

Linda Masarira opens up on protests and army killings

by Linda Masarira | 17 January 2019 | 182 Views

The Hard Truth About The Fuel Price Increase

by Faith Hope | 17 January 2019 | 115 Views

ZANU PF Youth leader with 4 guns arrested during protests

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 254 Views

US Embassy condemns Zim government

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 107 Views

Churches condemn shooting of civilians

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 171 Views

Mnangagwa's pronouncement was not the whole truth

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 233 Views

Zimbabwe doctor group reports 68 gunshot wounds

by AFP | 17 January 2019 | 125 Views

Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira named Sharks vice-captain

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 108 Views

'Zimbabwe to have another GNU as fuel price drops'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 398 Views

Kirst Coventry resigns?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 January 2019 | 396 Views

ZSE charms investors

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 83 Views

MDC denies hand in mayhem

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 110 Views

Court frustrates lawyers representing Zanu-PF youths

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 124 Views

Zanu-PF behind acts of violence, says Court

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 141 Views

Hundreds arrested in violent crackdown

by Staff reporter | 17 January 2019 | 60 Views