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Zimbabwe PM marries despite court ban

  • Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai got married on Saturday in spite of a court ruling blocking the move.

    Tsvangirai, 60, and Elizabeth Macheka, 35, exchanged rings in Harare under an alternative "customary marriage" law that allows polygamy.

    He could not be married under the country's monogamous law because the court ruled that he already had a wife.

    The court case has been seen as an attempt to taint his name ahead of next year's presidential poll when he faces President Robert Mugabe.

    However, other reports suggest he has been involved with a number of women since his wife died in a car crash soon after he became prime minister in 2009 and only has himself to blame for the marriage controversy.