Former prime minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reported to be in critical condition after he was airlifted to South Africa early yesterday. Tsvangirai is reported to have been transported while on life support system after his condition quickly deteriorated from the time he started vomiting during lunch. He had been attending an MDC Alliance strategic meeting.
Sources who spoke to NewsDay said:
He travelled on H.A.C Reg ZS – MBS at 0200hrs and was transported in an Ace ambulance from a local hospital before he was airlifted to South Africa.
…He was on oxygen and drip and had been vomiting heavily. We are not sure what happened to him, but the situation is extremely bad and the president really needs our prayers.
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka refused to comment on the matter saying:
Why should I be dignifying morbid speculation with a comment?
Morgan Tsvangirai is a Zimbabwean born trade unionist and politician; former prime minister and president of the Movement for Democratic Change party. He was prime minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era between 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai is also known for having led the country's trade union umbrella body, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions up to 2000 when he became president his party. Read More
Luke Tamborinyoka is a Zimbabwean journalist and the spokesperson of politician Morgan Tsvangirai. Read More
The MDC Alliance is a coalition of seven opposition parties that was launched on the 5th of August, 2017 at the Zimbawe Grounds in Highfield, with the aim to challenge Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party in the 2018 harmonised elections. Read More