Mourners for Morgan Tsvangirai. Credit/MDC

Mourners for Morgan Tsvangirai. Credit/MDC


Rest in Power, Tsvangirai: How Zimbabweans, others mourn opposition hero

There has been outpouring of emotions on the social media following the departure of a dogged opposition leader, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai who died on Wednesday at the age of 65.

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The opposition platform, Movement for Democratic Change, MDC Zimbabwe‏ @mdczimbabwe , tweeted: “Indeed, President Morgan Tsvangirai has left his footprints on the sands of history”

The United States Secretary of States, Boris Johnson‏Verified account @BorisJohnson  wrote: “Morgan Tsvangirai represented courage and determination in the face of oppression, and gave ordinary Zimbabweans faith to believe in the future. He was one of the bravest political leaders of his time and will be sadly missed”

Popular lawyer,  Fadzayi Mahere‏ @advocatemahere tweeted: “Rest in power, @mrtsvangirai. Thank you for forging the path and blazing the trail in the struggle for democracy. Forever in our hearts! The Yellow Campaign salutes this hero of Zimbabwe”.

Another activist, TENDAI BITI‏ @BitiTendai tweeted: “Now all we can do is to protect your legacy . To remain united . To finish what you started . To make sure we reach destination Zimbabwe. A truly transformed democratic developmental State in which all have equal opportunities & live in prosperity… We are stunned We are wordless . He was our father ,our commander, our leader. The warmest among us ,the most loving of all of us The Founder who when no one dared was the 1st to lift his head & look the dictator in the eye .He took body blows for all of us. He led . We are stunned

former lawmaker, Prof Jonathan Moyo‏Verified account @ProfJNMoyo tweeted: “A PEOPLE’S HERO inspires supporters & challenges detractors to make a better society. As such a hero, #MorganTsvangirai enabled deeply divided Zimbabweans to see the link & difference between hard won #INDEPENDENCE & #DEMOCRACY; based on free, fair & credible elections. #RIPSave

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