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Morgan Tsvangirai’s body to be repatriated

The mortal remains of the Zimbabwean politician, who died at a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday will be repatriated to Zimbabwe this evening.

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai at a press conference on 16 November 2017 in Harare. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – The body of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai is being repatriated to his home country on Saturday.

Tsvangirai died at the age of 65 at a Johannesburg hospital on Wednesday, following a long battle with colon cancer.

He has been in and out of hospital since disclosing his diagnosis in June 2016.

He is expected to be laid to rest on Tuesday in a state funeral.

The Zim-SA forum says Tsvangirai will always be remembered for the sacrifices he made in the interest of the Zimbabwean nation.

The forum's president Anele Ndlovu says: “It’s really very difficult to get reality sinking into our heads. As a nation we have lost somebody who fought so hard, so desperately, and made so many sacrifices for what he believed and what we all believed.”

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