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​Casket bearing Tsvangirai's remains arrives in his rural village
BY NEWSANCHOR REPORTER
Thousands of mourners braved the heavy downpour that hit Buhera Tuesday morning to pay their last respects to MDC leader and former Prime Minister, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, who succumbed to colon cancer in South Africa last Wednesday.
One of the main attractions at the event was Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, a close Tsvangirai ally, who sat side-by-side with MDC acting president Nelson Chamisa at the top table.
Officials from the ruling Zanu PF, opposition political parties, churches, civil society, diplomatic corps, trade unionists and academia, among others were part of the funeral proceedings.
There was a sea of red party regalia as multitudes thronged Humanikwa village for the burial of Tsvangirai, who was arguably the most revered opposition figure in Zimbabwe. His death failed to shake-off his allure as witnessed by the bumper crowd.
The funeral service was held at Makanda Primary School before Tsvangirai's body was interred at his village.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa paid tribute to the late opposition icon, with his administration providing two army helicopters that ferried Tsvangirai's body and close relatives to the final resting place.-TOP NEWS.


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