MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is entitled to stay in a Highlands mansion he occupied when he was prime minister of Zimbabwe despite calls by critics for him to find alternative accommodation.
Tsvangirai tells Studio 7 in an exclusive interview that nothing has since changed towards the status of the house even if he is no longer in government.
He said, “It is a property I identified, I requested for some money to buy … I was given the option to buy it if I have the money. They (government) have not made any evaluation. What is so controversial about the former prime minister occupying a house?”
Critics say he should vacate the mansion since he is currently fighting to unseat President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party.
The Financial Gazette recently reported that the former trade unionist risks losing the house for allegedly failing to service a $3 million loan secured from the government when he was still the prime minister.