Tsvangirai expected home this week

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai is expected home this week from South Africa, where he is receiving medical treatment, his spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka has revealed.

By Everson Mushava

“He is fine,” Tamborinyoka said, adding: “He will definitely come back home this week.”

Tsvangirai last year disclosed that he has cancer of the colon and had been frequenting neighbouring South Africa for treatment, amid calls back home that he should relinquish power to one of his deputies due to ill health.

Some members in his party were reportedly burning the midnight oil mobilising party structures to call for a special congress to recall him as leader.

Tsvangirai was in South Africa when the military launched Operation Restore Legacy that saw former President Robert Mugabe resign under pressure to give way to his ex-deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe briefly reportedly “to negotiate a transitional government with Mnangagwa”, but returned to his hospital bed in South Africa after Mugabe’s former deputy named his Cabinet that excluded opposition parties.

Mnangagwa’s special adviser Christopher Mutsvangwa accused Tsvangirai of making outrageous demands for him to be part of a transitional arrangement, but Tamborinyoka rubbished the claims, saying his boss never went into negotiations with the President.

29 Comments

  1. Time to make a dignified exit Save

  2. Why did you remove my comment?

  3. I hope he is coming home to hand in his resignation letter by himself.

  4. Save we thank you fr the fight but now time to hand over power. Thanx

  5. not now .after elections otherwise

  6. Even if you resign Save you remain an icon

    1. He will forever remain as the man who beat former President Mugabe and Zanu PF, constitutionally at the polls.My heart bleeds for the MDC camp… How could you miss it like that…. God had mandated for you to take over but your destiny for leadership became compromised when you started engaging in acts synonymous with Zanu Pf.:adultery,dishonor(Biti refusing to vacate Presidential suite in Moza,having Save to stay longer in the lobby). Zimbabwe is God’s country and when you ignore and fight the voice of his Prophets, u are doomed. Biti blasted one Prophet and called him a novice… Save dismissed another Prophet’s utterances that Zim’s next leader is out of the country….yet he was outside the country himself.

  7. Tsvangirai chibva

  8. Boy friend ya Grace Mugabe

    Tsvangirayi Should handover power to Chamisa or Mudzuri and not This stupid and useless girl Khupe. Go well Tsvangison

    1. Labious Chokocha

      Hey Boyfriend YaMarujata. Instead of “handing over power” to Nelson or Elias instead elections must be held after Morgan resigns. If the people choose Douglas Mwonzora so be it!!!!

    2. so why can’t you just stress out your point without insulting Khupe ?

  9. time to handover power save

  10. KKKKKKK zanu supporters asking Save to hand over power what are they scared of ? The man is staying put till after 2018 elections . We looking forward working with our icon again .

    1. All shallow minded MDC supporters will lable people ZANU PF if they happen to have views contrary to theirs. I am MDC supporter too and I too am of the opinion that Save should hand over power to fresher brains. Why should we be called Movement for Democratic Change if we dont want leadership change in our own structures and cannot tolerate democracy. The dude should go and this thing of saying every MDC member is behind Save should not be tolerated because its not true. Its not possible to have all MDC supporters behind 1 person if democracy existed in the MDC. Look at the ANC and see a bigger potion of democracy at work.

  11. It is no secret that you are afraid of Morgan you zanu supporters you trying to fake being MDC supporter to hoodwink us but we were not born yesterday hence we can see lies . No sane MDC supporter can say Morgan step down before 2018 .

    1. I think you guys misleeading Save to keep gripping on power are the real ZANUs because you know Tsvangirai is no longer that marketable and you know he will be trhushed by Mnangagwa because there are MDC supporters like me who will not find the courage to vote for Tsvangirai. I would rather go for Chamisa or even Biti, Mudzuri or Ncube.

      1. So we can as well say Mugabe remained in power for 37years because he was the most marketable icon of Zanu pf, and anyone who suggested otherwise was a fake Zanu pf supporter.I think MDC should represent democracy, but how can it do so when the leader is contradicting what he purports to stand for?What does he represent really?Yes an opposition to Zanu pf but for what really?I bet you they are many people who earnestly yearn for a democracy in Zimbabwe and not just for MDC rule.

  12. Replacing a leader in power and a leader in opposition is total different ball game hence some clumsy pple want to mix the two ANC is making preparations for 2019 election which are about 18 month away not six month . Open your eyes you zanu supporters and mind your preparation of exist from power next year .

  13. Save for 2018, when you win elections which is obvious, you resign leaving our party MDC T to elect someone to finish the long term. Thanks to the constitution and besides, you will your packs as former president for life. Guys lets be reasonable. With less than 8 months before elections do you think it is possible to sell, Chamisa, Mudzuri or Mwonzora for that matter to the rural electorate. If we want to win 2018 elections then Tsvangson for president.

    1. Its not selling Chamisa. Chamisa is more sellable than Tsvangirai already. Tsvangirai should just give a successor his blessing. learn from ZANU PF. they all sang that noone is better than Mugabe but when people were given the opportunity to voice they realised that actually a few still wanted him. Its exactly the same with Tsvangirai. People are now divided over his leadership, he need to let a unifying person take over

  14. There isn’t a single person who stood up to the Mugabe dictatorship more than Tsvangirayi. He tried to dislodge a well-oiled brutal machine and restore our dignity. For that we owe him a great thank you. However, I think we must now turn the leaf and ensure smooth handover so we can better organize against the junta. I think Chamisa will do a better job.

  15. Thomas Machingauta

    Save will only handover power after 2018 elections, vanofanira kupedza basa rava katanga. Ma Zanu musatinyangadze.

  16. ZANU tell Mnangagwa not to contest elections next year he too old older than Zuma we are tired of your pple leading us . Zuma 72 Mnangagwa 75 . Zuma is retiring Mnangagwa want to be president despite the fact he is also sick

  17. Good observation if Mnangagwa wins next year he is obliged to serve a term of 5 years meaning to say after five years he will be 80years which is a big problem again these old people want to die in office.

  18. For those of us in the Diaspora who are not Shona speaking, it is greatly appreciated when you each make your comments in English! It proves to the outside world just how highly educated Zimbabweans are, and makes us very proud!
    The minute the television “7 something or other” presenter reverts into Shona cos he cannot interpret the story further in English, we merely switch him off. There are Shona channels for Shona speaking presenters after all so why is he on the English channel unable to cope with the entire broadcast in the manner in which he commenced? My extended family contributed to the Revolution even though they have never learned any of Zimbabwe’s 12 languages and they have to wait for an English speaking version in order to ketchup!
    I am just another Zimbo in Limbo meself thinks.
    Sinikiwe

  19. I think its time Tsvangirai hands over the baton stick.All he needs is rest, he fought a good fight.

  20. Kugarakunzwananahamandishe Garanewako

    Comment…Nyama kana yarwadza inoda
    kuzorodzwa. Zvino mukada kufunga kuti mukabva apana anozvigona. Zvorevaka kuti zuva rikasvika zvose zvafa. Leonard Dembo akaimba wani. Hazvigoni Kuita Zvaunoda. Zvose zvaunenge Wakaronga.
    Kusvika Zuva Rasvika. Zvimwe Unotosiya Zvakadaro. Nekuti zuva racho harina Nyeuriro. Hapana basa risina mumwe anorigona munyika, uye pasi rose.

  21. Kugarakunzwananahamandishe Garanewako

    Comment…Nyama kana yarwadza inoda
    kuzorodzwa. Zvino mukada kufunga kuti mukabva apana anozvigona. Zvorevaka kuti zuva rikasvika zvose zvafa. Leonard Dembo akaimba wani. Hazvigoni Kuita Zvaunoda. Zvose zvaunenge Wakaronga.
    Kusvika Zuva Rasvika. Zvimwe Unotosiya Zvakadaro. Nekuti zuva racho harina Nyeuriro. Hapana basa risina mumwe anorigona.

  22. Its only that we were given different levels of thinking capacity. Save was brutalised Save achieved this. Some even say this “There isn’t a single person who stood up to the Mugabe dictatorship more than Tsvangirayi” as if he was fighting alone without a team. Tsvangirai stood up of cause but he became a stumbling block due to his dictatorship tendencies which kept splitting the part. He is greedy and lacks the real leadership qualities I would expect from a modern day president.

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