Saturday, 28 May 2016


MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, down with a yet to be revealed illness, is likely to miss the party’s Bulawayo demonstration today as he is said to be still recovering in neighbouring South Africa.

MDC-T Bulawayo deputy spokesperson, Felix Magalela Sibanda, yesterday said Tsvangirai’s deputy Thokozani Khupe would stand in for her boss who was recently flown to South Africa for treatment. “He isn’t feeling well though recovering very well so we can’t abuse him, he has to fully recover. Our president works with a team, our vice president (Khupe) will be leading from the front accompanied by members of the national standing committee,” said Sibanda.

However, informed sources within the party said desperate efforts were being made to fly Tsvangirai into Bulawayo this morning. “Tsvangirai is the face of the party and his presence would have a serious impact. Plans are underway for him to fly into the country tomorrow (today) though he won’t be able to march with the party members,” said the source.

“If it happens that Tsvangirai comes, he will play a minimal role in the whole thing because he has not fully recovered.”

The demonstration is the second by the party after the first was held in Harare last month which attracted huge numbers.


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