Tributes paid to late Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe government is ready to foot the bill for the funeral arrangements of Morgan Tsvangirai (65) in a tribute to the opposition leader a spokesman said.

Tsvangirai’s died on Wednesday (14.02.2018) in a South African hospital, leaving the Movement for Democratic Change party without leadership just three months after the army coup ousted his life-long opponent – Zimbabwe’s  ruler Robert Mugabe (93).

“The Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria has been instructed to help in any way appropriate in the circumstances, including assuming the costs that are attendant to the proper handling of the body of the late (Tsvangirai),” said George Charamba, who is also the presidential spokesman.

Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has made no public statement yet on the former trade union leader’s death but postponed a trip to Bulawayo in the south of Zimbabwe due to other “pressing commitments”, the state-owned Herald newspaper said.

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