The Internet is ablaze with emotional farewell messages as nationalities from all walks of life continue to pour tribute to Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (65) who passed away last night following a long battle with cancer of the colon.
Tsvangirai made his name by becoming the first opposition leader to go head on against the then Robert Mugabe led ZANU PF . Morgan endured untold suffering and torturing at the hands of a brutal Zanu PF party which resorted to all “dirty tricks” to make sure Tsvangirai will never seat on that sacred throne.
Tsvangirai had been in and out of hospital after revealing to the world that he was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. A former labor union leader, opposed former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in every election since 2000 and won a first round presidential vote in 2008 before backing out of the second round, citing violence against his supporters.
Here are the reaction of the Online Community on Morgan Tsvangirai’s passing away:
Raila OdingaVerified account @RailaOdinga
MoreI have learnt of the passing of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai with deep sorrow. Morgan dared to dream of democracy, freedom and justice for his country and his people despite the firm hands of dictatorship that held sway.
Doug Coltart @DougColtart
More: Rest in Power, Morgan Tsvangirai. Courageous and bold, you have inspired our nation’s long struggle for a just, peaceful, equitable and democratic society. We salute you, comrade, thank you for all you have done for Zimbabwe.
EU in ZimbabweVerified account @euinzim
More: The EU and its Member States are deeply saddened by the passing of Morgan Tsvangirai. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues in these difficult times. Read our full statement.
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EFFVerified account @EFFSouthAfrica
The EFF sends revolutionary condolences on the passing of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai May his soul rest in power!
Kirsty CoventryVerified account @KirstyCoventry
Whether you followed him or not, he had the courage to stand for what he believed in. RIP Morgan Tsvangirai.
Vimbai Mutinhiri @Miss_Vimbai
Ndarwadziwa ini. No matter your political affiliation, you have to respect this man! Morgan Tsvangirai was cut from a different cloth.
MDC Zimbabwe @mdczimbabwe
Indeed, President Morgan Tsvangirai has left his footprints on the sands of history.
Prof. Steve HankeVerified account @steve_hanke
Photo from when Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s leading opposition politician and his delegation visited me in the States. Morgan spent much of his adult life opposing the murderous Mugabe. Fortunately, Mugabe didn’t do him in– cancer did. RIP
Botswana Government @BWGovernment
ZIMBABWEAN OPPOSITION LEADER AND FORMER PRIME MINISTER MORGAN TSVANGIRAI IS LATE; MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
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