Provincial magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi yesterday cancelled a marriage licence he recently issued to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his fiancée Elizabeth Macheka.
High Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu dismissed Mr Tsvangirai's urgent chamber application to suspend the lower court's decision early this morning.
The president and Elizabeth Macheka were set to tie the knot at Raintree Gardens in Umwinsidale, Harare, today.
The magistrate said it was criminal for one to enter into a monogamous marriage (Chapter 5:11) when they were already in an unregistered marriage.
Munamato Mutevedzi said: "There is need for Mr Tsvangirai to sweep clean these issues before seeking to be married in holy matrimony."