Tsvangirai Laid To Rest In Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been buried in his home town of Buhera in a final farewell which was attended by supporters, diplomats and senior representatives of the ruling Zanu PF party.

There were some surprises too, music legend Oliver Mtukudzi seneraded the gathering.

And then Tsvangirai was lowered to his final resting place, beside his first wife Susan.

But even in grief, the underlying tensions within the party he created and led, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), were apparent.

Supporters booed the two leaders challenging the appointment of the new acting president Nelson Chamisa.

In his address Mr Chamisa said special meetings will be organised to find consensus on the party’s direction.

Analysts are in two minds about the MDC’s future.

Some believe without Tsvangirai, the party could splinter.

While others say his departure could re-energise the party with its new younger leadership.

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