Thousands gather to pay tribute to Morgan Tsvangirai
Tsvangirai's body is due to be flown to his rural village in eastern Zimbabwe on Monday afternoon, ahead of his burial on Tuesday.
ZIMBABWE - Thousands of people have gathered at a Freedom Square for a memorial service for Morgan Tsvangirai who died of cancer last week.
Tsvangirai's body is due to be flown to his rural village aboard a military aircraft on Monday.
His coffin arrived in a hearse at the square in central Harare around noon.
It was driven past the MDC headquarters on Nelson Mandela Avenue on its way to the grounds.
Thousands of supporters, dressed in the party’s red shirts and berets, have gathered at the square to hear speakers praise the former MDC leader.
All three vice presidents of the MDC are present, amid a tussle over who will now lead the party as the country braces for elections in July.
Scores of Zimbabweans gather in Harare to say Goodbye to the veteran opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who succumbed to cancer of the colon in South Africa on Wednesday 14 February 2018 @costahcostah @CountEvans pic.twitter.com/dt22m2ZlNr— The Hobson Post (@hobsonpost) February 19, 2018
Scenes from the Freedom Square where MDC-T supporters have gathered to welcome the body of the late Morgan Tsvangirai pic.twitter.com/BE8pPyOKWG— 263Chat 🇿🇼 (@263Chat) February 19, 2018
🚨La Kabilie a peur de ça pour Etienne Tshisekedi en RDC. R.i.p Morgan Tsvangirai🚨 pic.twitter.com/1SZZTfDReb— Eric Ngalula Ilunga (@ilungaeric85) February 19, 2018
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)