Mnangagwa hails late opposition hero Tsvangirai, urges unity

HARARE-¬† Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country’s history.

Morgan Tsvangirai was the biggest, most influential and incredibly tough opponent for former president Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after his battle with colon cancer in South Africa, he was 65 years old.

Mnangagwa sharing his condolences and said, “When we write the history of this country we cannot leave out the participation and role that the former prime minister played in the effort to entrench democratic values in this country,

“He travelled a difficult journey and we should remember that.”

“Let us all be united, let us be brothers and sisters and come together and mourn our former prime minister with that spirit. We are all Zimbabweans.”

The president said of the upcoming Zimbabwean elections, “I am appealing to all political parties in this country to hear my call that we need no violence in this country. We need fair, free and credible elections this year,” he said.

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