JUST IN: Changes to Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial arrangements


The body of the late MDC-T leader and former Prime Minister Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has arrived from South Africa and will lie in state at One Commando Barracks in the capital.

Hundreds of MDC-T party supporters thronged the Robert Mugabe International Airport to receive the body of Mr Tsvangirai.

MDC-T national chairperson Mr Morgan Komichi and brother to the former Prime Minister, Mr Collins Tsvangirai thanked government for assisting in the repatriation of Mr Tsvangirai’s body.

Acting Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya-Moyo described the late Mr Tsvangirai as a courageous man who deserves a befitting send off.

Briefing journalists in the capital, brother to the late Mr Tsvangirai, Mr Manase Tsvangirai said the body of the former Prime Minister will arrive this evening and a church service will be held tomorrow.

Mr Manase Tsvangirai said body viewing by the public will be held on Monday at the Freedom Square ahead of its burial on Tuesday in Humanikwa Village in Buhera.

The arrival of the body witnessed some friction as the late Mr Tsvangirai’s mother protested over the presence of Mr Nelson Chamisa and Mr Tsvangirai’s widow, Elizabeth.

Government has announced it will give the MDC-T leader a state assisted funeral.


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