2018 difficult year for MDC, says Chamisa as he mourns Tsvangirai’s brother

Nelson Chamisa has described 2018 as the most challenging year for the opposition party following the death of Morgan Tsvangirai’s brother.

Nelson Chamisa said the party has been through harrowing moments this year.

Casper who was 61 died on Saturday in Kwekwe.

His death comes a few months after the death of former Prime Minister Morgan in February this year.

The elder Tsvangirai succumbed to cancer of the colony at a Johannesburg hospital.

“The year 2018 has been unkind to the MDC family,” said Chamisa in a statement Sunday.

“We lost our founding father, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. In the same period, we have had to bury a sister of the late freedom champion President Tsvangirai.

“We also lost other founder members and fine souls in Fidelis Mhashu, Sithembile Mlotshwa and many others.”

“Tsvangirai (Casper) was a good man who is gone too soon before he could see the fruits of real transformation.

“He left without the country having realised the dream of real change, total democracy and a genuinely new era,” said MDC Leader Nelson Chamisa.

The youthful opposition leader said despite being a business tycoon, Casper remained committed to fighting on behalf of the downtrodden.

“Despite being a business person, he selflessly fought for the underprivileged, a not so smart step for most in the private sector. We applaud him for taking the risk and adding his weight on behalf of the voiceless.

“We salute and celebrate Mr Casper Tsvangirai who, like his late brother and democracy icon Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai, committed his life to fight against injustice and was a hero of the people.

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“Life is about what you give and not what you get, Casper Tsvangirai gave a lot to this world in wisdom, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

“Our nation is poorer with the passing of this esteemed patriot.”