Last week 23-year-old Loreta Nyathi sensationally claimed that Tsvangirai was neglecting their son named Ethan.
She was preparing to drag the PM to court to force him to contribute towards the baby’s upkeep.
It has since emerged that Tsvangirai moved in swiftly after The Standard broke the story by appointing prominent Harare lawyer Innocent Chagonda to deal with the matter.
On Wednesday Nyathi confirmed that Chagonda had communicated with her lawyer Josphat Tshuma of Webb Low and Barry and indicated that they wanted to settle the issue amicably.
“Tsvangirai’s lawyers have made contact with my lawyer and from the information I have received they want us to have an out of court settlement,” she said.
But later in the week Nyathi was no longer taking any telephone calls. Tshuma said he needed permission from Nyathi to comment on the issue.
Chagonda refused to comment on the matter saying he could not discuss the case on the phone.
He said he would only be available for an appointment this week.
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka was also not willing to comment on the matter.
“I have said these folktales will not divert the Prime Minister’s attention from issues seizing his mind, which are the need for transparency in the mining of diamonds in Chiadzwa, state sponsored violence and the salaries for our patriotic civil servants,” he said.
Tsvangirai and Nyathi allegedly first met in 2009 at the Churchill Arms Hotel in Bulawayo where they were introduced to each other by a mutual friend.
The two are said to have kept in touch through phone calls and text messages before they met again in February last year when Tsvangirai was on a tour to assess the food situation in Matabeleland.
They reportedly met at the Holiday Inn where they became intimate and Nyathi claims that is when she fell pregnant.
Nyathi’s father, Englam, who was a ZBC disc jockey, had said he did not know about the father of her daughter’s son until The Standard sought his comment. He said he preferred that the matter be solved through traditional channels.