THE late MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s properties were revealed yesterday when his widow Ms Elizabeth Macheka registered his estate at the High Court as the fight for inheritance intensifies within the family, a few days after his death.
The properties listed by Ms Macheka did not include the Highlands mansion availed to Mr Tsvangirai by the Government where he was staying until he succumbed to colon cancer at a South African hospital.
The estate registered by Ms Macheka at the Master of High Court’s office in Harare through her lawyer Mr Harrison Nkomo of Mhishi, Nkomo Legal Practice had only one immovable property at Stand Number 2, Lyndhurst Lane, Strathaven, Harare.
The inventory showed that Mr Tsvangirai owned six vehicles, a Mercedes Benz S350 (ABI 6365); Mercedes Benz GL (ADV 9705); Toyota Prado (ADQ 1536); Isuzu KB300 (ACG 6324); Isuzu KB250 (ACB 8661) and Isuzu KB250 (ACB 8559).
Ms Macheka also listed a herd of 45 cattle in Kwekwe and a few others in Buhera as part of the property forming the estate of the late politician.
The registration of the estate by Ms Macheka has opened a scramble for the property left behind by Mr Tsvangirai, amid reports that her in-laws are fighting to give the late politician’s children the lion’s share.
The Master of High Court has set down the edict meeting for March 27 to appoint an executor dative, who will administer the estate. This followed a request by Ms Macheka.
The meeting is also expected to discuss the assets and liabilities of the estate, with attendants identifying potential beneficiaries to the estate.
Ms Macheka has been accused of kicking out children of the late MDC-T leader from the Highlands mansion in anticipation that Government will honour its promise and grant the property to her as the surviving spouse.
President Mnangagwa recently undertook to fulfil all the promises that Government made to the late Mr Tsvangirai, including transferring the State mansion into his name.
The mansion was the matrimonial home for the late politician and his widow. Ms Macheka was listed as the only surviving spouse.
Nine children — one minor and eight majors — were also listed as the children of the late Mr Tsvangirai. The names are: Edwin, Vimbai, Millicent, Miriro, Ethen, Garikai, Rumbidzai, Vincent and Richard.