THE MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa has expressed grief on the passing on of the late founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s younger brother, Casper, who succumbed to an undisclosed ailment on Saturday in Kwekwe.
He was 61.
Posting on his twitter account today, Chamisa described the death of Casper as a blow and that it comes at a time when memories of Morgan’s death are still fresh.
“A FLOOD OF BLOWS, My condolences to the Tsvangirai family on the passing of Casper, the young brother to our ICON, the late Dr M. Tsvangirai.
“This comes before our tears have dried from the untimely MT loss. Our prayers are with the family during this trying time,” he said.
Tsvangirai gave up the cancer of the colon battle in February in South Africa.
Casper’s burial is scheduled for today in Buhera.
MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said although Casper was not in the organs of the party, his contributions in funding for democracy was important.
“He might not have been in the party’s organs, but we salute his support and will to make sure that democracy finds place in Zimbabwe,” Mafume said.
The Party’s Youth Secretary and legislator for Highfield West, Happymore Chidziva said 2018 has been a difficult year for the Tsvangirai family and the MDC have been going through a difficult patch.
The Tsvangirai family and MDC in its entirety have been subjected to grief following passing on of our icon Dr Richard Morgan Tsvangirai in February this year. We are heading to Buhera today to pay our last respect to Casper.”
Meanwhile MDC Alliance communications department has released a statement on Casper Tsvangirai’s death.
The MDC saddened by Casper Tsvangirai death
The party leadership and the MDC family is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Casper Tsvangirai.
A brother to the late democracy icon Richard Morgan Tsvangirai who committed his life to the fight against injustice.
Despite being a business person he selflessly fought for the under privileged a not so fashionable step for most in the private sector.We applaud him for taking the risk and adding his weight on behalf of the voiceless.
The year 2018 has been unkind to the MDC family, we lost our founding father Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.
We also lost another founder member and fine soul in Fidelis Mhashu.In the same period we have had to bury a sister to the late freedom champion President Tsvangirai .
We are however quick to point out that we celebrate the life of Casper Tsvangirai and every other departed cadre for they are heroes and their deeds remain among the living.
Heroic acts involve efforts in turning the world for a better place, whether in big or small ways, win or lose it doesn’t matter for it is the effort that is heroic.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tsvangirai family, we convey our condolences.
We pray for comfort in these trying times.
Tsvangirai was a good man gone to soon before he could see the fruits of real transformation.The fruits of the seed that he, his brother Dr M.R.Tsvangirai and the entire MDC Family have watered for a long time.
May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.