Clinging to tree tops, Zimbabweans bid farewell to Tsvangirai

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Clinging to tree tops, Zimbabweans bid farewell to Tsvangirai By Gift Sukhala | Reuters | Zimbabweans climbed into tree tops and onto bus carriers in a heavy downpour on Tuesday to give opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai an emotional burial next to his first wife in his rural home of Buhera. Clinging to tree tops, Zimbabweans bid farewell to Tsvangirai Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral in Buhera Tsvangirai, a former trade union leader who rose to prominence by posing the biggest – many said the most daring – challenge to ex-president Robert Mugabe, died…

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PICS: #Tsvangirai ‘Freedom Square’ send-off

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Last updated Feb 19, 2018 34,053 8 Thousands of MDC supporters thronged “Freedom Square” in Harare to pay their last respects to the late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died after losing his battle with colon cancer. Thousands of MDC supporters thronged “Freedom Square” in Harare to pay their last respects to the late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died after losing his battle with colon cancer. Tsvangirai, a former trade union leader who led the formation of the MDC in 1999, later became Prime Minister in the government of…

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Tsvangirai’s body arrives today, burial Monday

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By Zvamaida Murwira The body of MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer in South Africa on Wednesday, is expected home today ahead of burial at his rural home at Humanikwa Village, Buhera, on Monday. In an interview from Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday, Mr Tsvangirai’s younger brother, Collins, said the politician’s body will be flown to Harare today. MDC supporters mourn Morgan Tsvangirai outside the party headquarters in Harare “There is going to be a memorial service here in Johannesburg this afternoon (yesterday) around 4pm,” he said.…

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Morgan Tsvangirai: Funeral Update

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The MDC-T wishes to thank millions of Zimbabweans for the outpouring of condolence messages following the death of national hero and party luminary, President Morgan Tsvangirai. We have received condolence messages from the business sector, ordinary Zimbabweans, trade and labour unions, fellow social democratic parties and Heads of State. The party has deployed Vice President Hon. Thokozani Khupe to South Africa to collaborate with the family and work towards the repatriation of the body of our hero, President Tsvangirai. I will remain at the president’s residence with some members of…

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