The much-publicised fight over late MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai’s passport had to do with a trip to Germany where members of the politician’s family had booked an appointment with a prophet in a desperate attempt to save his life, The Herald can exclusively reveal.
Mr Tsvangirai’s family tried to get the politician discharged from a South African hospital where he was being treated for colon cancer and fly to Germany to seek the services of an unnamed prophet.
Mr Tsvangirai died last week Wednesday while the family was processing his visa to see a faith healer as they desperately made efforts to save his life.
This was revealed by Mr Tsvangirai’s eldest son, Edwin, in an interview soon after his father’s burial at Humanikwa Village in Buhera.
“We wanted to travel to Germany to seek spiritual guidance from a prophet in that Western country.
“I am the one who was running around to get visas to enable us to travel,” said Edwin.
The Herald had asked him to elaborate on an audio that circulated on social media in which Mr Tsvangirai appeared to be arguing with relatives on his bedside over his passport. The politician is heard demanding his travel documents.
In the audio, Mr Tsvangirai was demanding his passport, but his brother Collin and uncle — Mr Innocent Zvaipa — were refusing to give him saying he did not need to keep travel documents while in hospital.
According to the audio, an argument ensued as Mr Tsvangirai warned Collin that withholding his passport was a criminal offence.
Collin responded saying he would not accede to the request even if he knew it was a criminal offence to withhold someone’s passport. Edwin strangely claimed he was not aware of the existence of the audio nor was he aware of the argument between his father and relatives over the passport.