MDC leader Welshman Ncube has said that the late former prime minister and leader of the opposition MDC-T, Morgan Tsvangirai, died without any bitterness as he had forgiven the people who tormented him and blocked him from becoming president. Speaking at a rally to celebrate Tsvangirai’s life, Ncube said that the veteran opposition leader had forgiven former president Robert Mugabe and the military, which he termed “coup leaders” for robbing Tsvangirai of the presidency after the 2008 election. Said Ncube,
…we are also celebrating Tsvangirai’s life, a life which was so rich, so diverse. I want to remind you that Tsvangirai won the 2008 presidential election. He did not get the 47% as claimed by the electoral commission. He got more than that, that is why it took them six weeks to rig, and that is why I always say Zimbabwe’s first coup was in 2008, not in November last year. It was a pre-emptive coup. When they removed Mugabe, they already had experience, but Tsvangirai forgave them.
The 2008 coup leaders are the same that removed Mugabe last year, but Tsvangirai had long forgiven them for robbing him of the presidency. He had no bitterness at all, he had no grudge against them, no bitterness that over the years they vilified him, arrested him, beat him and laid treason charges against him. He was selfless.
Tsvangirai who died last Wednesday in South Africa after succumbing to cancer will be buried in his rural home in Buhera today.