HARARE, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwe prime minister went ahead with wedding celebrations Saturday despite a court ruling that cancelled his marriage license on allegations that he would be committing bigamy.
Morgan Tsvangirai, 60, and his bride exchanged vows and rings at a luxury convention facility in Harare but did not sign the legal marriage register.
A court on Friday declared Tsvangirai already married under tribal law after seeing video footage of traditional bride price being paid last November to the family of another Zimbabwean woman. Polygamy is recognized in tribal law but not in Zimbabwe's national laws.
The Herald newspaper, controlled by loyalists of longtime President Robert Mugabe, on Saturday accused widower Tsvangirai of promiscuity and said errors of judgment in a string of alleged affairs made him unfit to lead the country.