Zimbabwe: Chaos at Tsvangirai's Burial As Succession Woes Mount

Violence erupted at the funeral of former prime minister and MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, when youths threatened to set alight a thatched hut in which the party's Vice President Thokozani Khupe, and Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora had sought refuge after being assaulted. The two were accused of opposing acting party president Nelson Chamisa's plan to succeed Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer.


  • Zimbabwe:  Khupe Attacked At Tsvangirai Funeral

    263Chat, 21 February 2018

    There was drama at the funeral of former MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera when one of the two Vice Presidents, Thokozani Khupe and party Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Violence At Tsvangirai's Funeral Condemned

    Kubatana.net, 21 February 2018

    The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) condemns the violence, harassment and hate language against MDC-T Deputy President Dr. Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General,… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Opposition Leaders Attacked At Tsvangirai Funeral

    New Zimbabwe, 21 February 2018

    MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khuphe, secretary general Douglas Mwonzora and national organiser Abednico Bhebhe were forced to seek refuge in a hut at former Prime Minister Morgan… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Violence Mars Tsvangirai Burial

    The Herald, 21 February 2018

    Violence reared its ugly head at MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai's burial here yesterday, with rowdy party youths threatening to torch a thatched hut in which the party's co-vice… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Tsvangirai Family Defends Stance On Widow

    The Herald, 21 February 2018

    The family of the late MDC-T leader, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, yesterday defended their ill treatment of the deceased's widow, Ms Elizabeth Macheka, saying the politician was a… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Mourns Tsvangirai

    New Zimbabwe, 21 February 2018

    Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's family finally received an unexpected condolence message from his l.ong-time political rival Robert Mugabe on Tuesday Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Inside Tsvangirai's Tension Filled Funeral

    263Chat, 20 February 2018

    The opposition Movement for Democratic Change is battling another potentially volatile situation following the death of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai with rival camps engaging in… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Rapturous Burial As All Bid Tsvangirai Farewell

    CAJ News, 20 February 2018

    THE late Zimbabwean former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, received a rapturous send off at his rural home village east of the capital - Harare on Tuesday. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Opposition's Mudzuri Forced to Abort Press Conference

    New Zimbabwe, 13 February 2018

    "Acting MDC-T president" Elias Mudzuri was Monday forced to abort a press briefing after it emerged youths aligned to his rival Nelson Chamisa had prepared to unleash violence at… Read more »