Tsvangirai’s body arrives; MDC-T appeals for funeral costs, says state is covering bare basics

The body of the late MDC-T leader and opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai has arrived at Robert Mugabe International Airport.

Meanwhile, the opposition MDC-T has appealed to well-wishers to donate money to help meet Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral costs.

The veteran opposition leader died in South Africa on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer and will be buried on Tuesday in his rural home of Buhera. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that even though Tsvangirai was not going to be declared a national hero, he was going to get a State assisted funeral as he had served as prime minister during the government of national unity (GNU).

The party later revealed that the support from the state only covered the bare basics and was inadequate. t\There are reports that the Tsvangirai family is being assisted by well-wishers with basic things such as water.

Writing on their Facebook page, MDC Zimbabwe said:

Call for donations towards the funeral of MDC-T President Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai
Ecocash:

0772577481 : Vimbayi Tsvangirayi
0772950562 : Samuel Tsvangirai

For all Logistics, Programme, Protocol and any other Funeral related issues contract:

Denis Murira: 0772133844
Anna Muzvidziwa: 0773053951
Edith: 0772248568
Mary: 0718678133
Yvonne: 0774107682
Rose Chimedza: 0783181198

Kindly note that the State is covering the bare basics, for instance, they are assisting with 10 buses, food for a limited number of people, but not everything that is needed. That is why the family requested for this advert to be placed. thank you for your concerns, they are genuine concerns indeed.