The Master of the High Court was forced to appoint two executors for the estate of the late MDC-T founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai after the different parties failed to settle for one. One executor will represent Tsvangirai’s widow, Elizabeth Macheka Tsvangirai while the other one will represent Tsvangirai’s family. The master appointed lawyers Innocent Chagonda and Jonathan Samukange as executors.
Speaking to NewsDay, Samkange said,
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There is an agreement that there will be two executors. I will be representing Tsvangirai family and the other one will be representing Elizabeth.
..If the parties fail to agree, the Master can appoint two executors. The next step is that the two will sit and compile an inventory which will be submitted to the Master.
Reports have indicated that members of Tsvangirai’s family are against Elizabeth and are challenging that she is Tsvangirai’s surviving spouse. They are accusing Elizabeth of abandoning the maverick opposition leader in his time of need and want her disinherited arguing that the estate should go to his children only.
A source who spoke to NewsDay said,
Elderly children were trying to ring-fence their father and block anyone from seeing him. They also didn’t want his two other children to have something from his estate as they were widely seen to be friendly to Elizabeth,