Zim president Mnangagwa hails late opposition hero Tsvangirai, urges unity

Zimbabwe's president has praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country's history.


WATCH: Amid party struggles, Tsvangirai's mom threatens suicide

2018-02-18 16:08

The mother of the late Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to commit suicide if the lawyer who says he's taken over from her son attends the funeral, local press reports say.

PICS: Body of MDC's Tsvangirai arrives in Zimbabwe

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The late leader of Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T and former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been repatriated to Harare. Here are some pictures taken from the Robert Mugabe International airport.

Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai: Heroic herald of an epoch foretold

2018-02-18 12:31

But for Zanu-PF's coercion, Morgan Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president, writes The Conversation.


Hundreds welcome Zimbabwe opposition leader's body

2018-02-18 07:06

Hundreds have thronged Zimbabwe's main airport as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial.

Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD: Zim university vice chancellor arrested for ‘abuse of office’

2018-02-17 10:03

Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators say they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe.

Zimbabwe opposition risks split after leader's death

2018-02-16 17:16

Zimbabwe's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Tsvangirai's body awaits repatriation home for burial... as his MDC party faces nasty power struggles

2018-02-16 12:57

As the body of Zimbabwe's main opposition leader awaits repatriation home for burial, his party already faces nasty power struggles to replace a man praised by both allies and rivals for his tenacious fight for democracy.

Mnangagwa mourns Tsvangirai, pledges to hold 'free, fair polls' in his honour

2018-02-15 15:30

imbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conveyed his condolences to the family of the late opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Grace Mugabe's PhD: UZ must provide 'paper trail' showing her registration and academic progression

2018-02-17 16:03

Zimbabwe's anti-corruption commission says the University of Zimbabwe must provide the "paper trail" showing Grace Mugabe's registration and academic progression after the vice chancellor of the university was arrested over the former first lady's doctoral degree.

Zimbabwe, Botswana set to sign diamond deal – report

2018-02-17 12:10

Zimbabwe is reportedly set to sign a diamond processing deal with Botswana within the next three months, after President Emmerson Mnangagwa met with his counterpart, President Ian Khama, this week in Gaborone.

No hero status for Tsvangirai… Mnangagwa offers state-assisted funeral - reports

2018-02-17 07:10

Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who died on Wednesday after battling colon cancer, has been accorded a state-assisted funeral, but not the country's highest honour of a national hero, says a report.

Zimbabwean children held for three months by SA government

2018-02-16 12:24

Eight Zimbabwean children, aged between two and 12, have been held by the Department of Social Development for three months without their parents.

Villagers sue Zim government over Grace Mugabe – report

2018-02-16 06:04

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly been sued by villagers who were evicted from Manzou farm in Mazowe in 2017 to pave way for the then first lady Grace Mugabe.

Grief as Zimbabwe opposition icon Tsvangirai dies

2018-02-15 17:28

Zimbabwe has been plunged into grief following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, roundly praised as a hero, champion of democracy and symbol of resistance who will be hard to replace.

Morgan Tsvangirai 'represented courage and determination in the face of oppression', says UK's Boris

2018-02-15 12:30

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says Zimbabwe’s late Morgan Tsvangirai represented courage and determination in the face of oppression, adding that he gave ordinary Zimbabweans faith to believe in the future.

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