The late founding president of the MDC Morgan Tsvangirai’s memorial service date has been moved from this month to May.
Tsvangirai died on Valentine’s Day in 2018 and his memorial service was supposed to be held this month, exactly a year after his death.
The MDC said the situation currently prevailing in the country, characterised by extra-judicial killings of activists was not conducive to hold the service. Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume had this to say:
As a party, we are looking forward to giving our founding leader a befitting memorial.
What is in doubt is the conditions currently prevailing in the country, whether there will be sufficient freedom of speech and freedom of movement.
The conditions in the country right now are making it difficult for the party to organise but we are hoping we will be able to properly prepare and give our former leader a suitable memorial.
We want to put a befitting memorial to Tsvangirai and, thus, we changed the dates. This will give people ample time to prepare.
Jacob Mafume is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the People's Democratic Party formerly the MDC Renewal Team party where he is the party spokesperson. Read More About Jacob Mafume
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
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