On behalf of the ruling ZANU-PF party, Government, our Nation, and that of my family, I wish to express deepest condolences to the Tsvangirai Family on the sad passing yesterday evening of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, the former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, and leader of the opposition MDC-T party. A strong trade-unionist and opposition leader, the late Tsvangirai will be remembered especially for his readiness to stretch and reach out across the political divide for a Government of National Unity after the polarizing 2008 elections. Both in and after the Government of National Unity, he remained a national figure who obdurately insisted on free, fair, credible and non-violent elections as a way of strengthening our democracy and our overall re-engagement with the rest of the world.
Whatever other controversial decisions he and his MDC-T party may have made in the past, we all remember him for his insistence on free, fair and peaceful elections which we must validate in the forth-coming 2018 Harmonised Elections in tribute to him and to our democracy. This we owe him as political leaders of all contesting parties in our country which deserves unfettered peace and stability. As part of building political consensus in the country ahead of the Harmonized Elections, I shall soon be inviting leaders of all political parties for a day-long consultative meeting. Indeed the ethic of overarching collaboration above fair and peaceful political contestation must be cultivated and entrenched into our national politics for all times.
As we join the Tsvangirai Family in mourning their dear departed, we pray that the whole Family remains united to give the deceased a dignified send-off. Consultations are underway in Government and with the Family to determine what else Government needs to do to accord the late departed befitting honour.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
more recommended stories
MDC-T will not support plans to scrap presidential term limit
The Douglas Mwonzora lead MDC-T party.
Zimbabwe’s Nelson Chamisa vows to get back party headquarters and everything
Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa the.
The home of Mnangagwa’s closest allies Chinamasa destroyed by fire
The house of Patrick Chinamasa, one.
Zimbabwe rules out adopting United States dollar as sole currency
The Government of Zimbabwe has ruled.
Zimbabwe’s Tsitsi Dangarembga receives German peace prize
Accepting a prestigious German prize Sunday.
Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa should have more than two terms – Zanu PF youth executive
HARARE – Zanu PF wants fresh.
Beitbridge border chaos: Zimbabwe forms crisis team to ease 10km queues
Zimbabwe has formed a crisis team.
Beitbridge boarder truck delays affecting business; South Africa tells Zimbabwe
South Africa has accused Zimbabwe of.