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MDC to defy Tsvangirai family request?

by Staff reporter
01 May 2019 at 17:18hrs | Views
THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC yesterday said the requirement by the Tsvangirai family not to bring regalia has no effect because all MDC members are also the Tsvangirai family.

The family of the late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said they will not allow wearing of party regalia at the memorial service for the former Prime Minister in Buhera at the weekend.

Tsvangirai's younger brother Manase said the family will be leading the proceedings, hence their wishes, especially on regalia, must be respected.

Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume encouraged party members to attend the memorial service of their founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai at his rural home in Humanikwa village, Buhera, over the weekend.

He said the requirement by the family not to bring regalia, but that of Tsvangirai, has no effect because all MDC members are also the Tsvangirai family.

"We will attend that in full force, we are going to be wearing whatever we want, whether it is party regalia or not. As you remember, Tsvangirai is the founder of MDC. We are the family of Tsvangirai, his family is the MDC.

"They were beaten with him, they suffered with him, they died with him and some of us are carrying the scars of being part of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai's family. The family has no demarcation, the whole of Zimbabwe, the MDC and everyone who died in his name, everyone who was tortured in the name of MDC is his family," he said.

Tsvangirai died last year following a battle with cancer of the colon and was buried in his rural home in Humanikwa, Buhera, where the memorial will be held this Saturday.

Source - online