Media mogul, Trevor Ncube has appealed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to declare the late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai a National Hero in an open letter on Twitter. The national hero status is usually reserved for Zanu-PF members who remained loyal to the party.
Ncube argues the gesture of declaring Tsvangirai a national hero would go a long way in signaling Mnangagwa’s commitment to a new era in Zimbabwean politics and would be a first step towards nation building, peace and reconciliation. The open letter by Ncube reads:
National Hero Status for Morgan Tsvangirai
Your Excellency President Mnangagwa
I wish to strongly endorse public sentiment that the late Morgan Tsvangirai be granted national hero status and be laid to rest at the National Heroes Acre.
Trevor Vusumuzi Ncube is a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur who is the founder, owner and executive chairman of two newspapers in Zimbabwe, namely the Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard. He is also the owner of Munn Marketing which is magazine and newspaper distribution company in Zimbabwe,... Read More About Trevor Ncube
The National Heroes Acre is Zimbabwe's national shrine where national heroes are buried. It was established in 1980 soon after the independence of Zimbabwe. The area was located on the heart of Harare in the Warren Park suburb. Read More About National Heroes Acre
Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai