Mnangagwa pays tribute to Morgan Tsvangirai

February 15, 2018, 5:41pm

Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has described the late official opposition president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) as a “strong trade-unionists”.

Revered as an erstwhile face of Zimbabwe’s protest movements, Tsvangirai passed on this week while in a South African hospital after battling colon cancer.

Mnangagwa said Tsvangirai will be remembered for his readiness to stretch and reach out across the political divide for a government of national unity and insisting on free, fair, credible and non-violent elections as away of strengthening Zimbabwe’s democracy.

“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,” said Mnangagwa. 

He also said that as part of building political consensus ahead of the elections, he would soon call upon all opposition leaders in that country for a consultative meeting.