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Tsvangirai's son heckled by Chamisa followers

by Staff reporter
05 May 2019 at 11:34hrs | Views
Nelson Chamisa' MDC followers on Saturday harassed late party President Morgan Tsvangirai's eldest son, Edwin during a speech in which he tried to thank President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the latter's material support towards the ex-Prime Minister's memorial.

According to NewZimbabwe.com, Edwin Tsvangirai was speaking at the late opposition leader's memorial ceremony held in Humanikwa village, Buhera District on Saturday.

MDC supporters were irritated by Edwin's reference to Mnangagwa as 'President'.

Notwithstanding the objection, Edwin remained resolute declaring that where something good has been done, gratitude should be expressed.
Tsvangirai's eldest son made an impassioned plea to the country's political leaders to set their difference aside and help resolve the economic crisis facing the country.
Edwin told hundreds of people that attended his father's memorial service at Humanikwa village in Buhera, Manicaland province, that opposition leaders must draw lessons from Tsvangirai, who at some point worked with former president Robert Mugabe in a joint government.

"As you might recall, we had an economic crisis sometime back and my father sacrificed his life and family for the good of the people," he said.

"I think we are at that point now where the economic situation is bad.

"I think we have reached the same levels, if not worse. Things are hard and we are saying let us put the interest of the people first."

Edwin said Tsvangirai was able to put his differences with Mugabe aside for the sake of the country.

"As you heard that my father sacrificed for Zimbabwe, he refused to get state power through blood, but opted to engage with his enemy," he added.

"We are saying, we are back to the same situation that forced my father to talk to Mugabe. Can our leaders put the interest of the people and do something? These are the times that require such leadership."
Former Prime Minister, Tsvangirai died aged 66 on Valentine's day last year, succumbing to colon cancer.

Source - Byo24News

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