Early last night I hosted family members of our President who came to confirm the passing on of our President. Late last night, myself, fellow VP Engineer Mudzuri, VC Komichi, SG Mwonzora, ESG Mpariwa, TG Makone, DTG Hwende, Dep Organ Chibaya, Dep info T.Khumalo, elections tsar Zvizvai, youth leader Chidziva and other senior leaders had occasion to officially pay our condolences to the family at the President’s Highlands residence.I have just spoken to VP Khupe and Chairman Moyo who are on their way to Harare.

Its a huge blow to all of us. We have lost a mentor and a Icon whom we looked up to as Our father. Indeed, a huge blow to the party and the nation at large.We have lost a genuine and sincere fighter for democracy, freedom and prosperity for all. A rare breed of an African leader who believed in a non violent struggle for freedom. This blow has come at an inopportune time for both the party and the entire nation.

We lower our banners in honour of the Father of the alternative democratic narrative, DR RM Tsvangirai.

As a party of excellence, we will unite,lead, be disciplined, be focused and show love. Our dear leader deserves a dignified and befitting send off.This is not the time to quarrel. We face an extraordinary situation. It is no longer business as usual. We must meet and agree on these new circumstances as the party’s leadership. We can not communicate to the entire nation before we formally meet and scope a shared way forward. We can not also communicate about the People’s hero and Leader via the social media.It would be disrespectful. As per tradition, and upon consultations we have to meet.

This morning, we will be convening an extraordinary meeting of fellow leaders including conferring further with the family to enable leadership to give a detailed brief to fellow national members, Provinces and the nation at large. May all esteemed members of the National Executive and National Council be at Harvest House, party HQ at 10am to receive important information regarding this tragic and sad development.

Our party spokesperson and information dept are making plans for a Press conference at 11am to be addressed by the party leadership.Mps and senators are welcome.

All party members and members of the general Public will be guided accordingly after the leadership and key organs consultations at Harvest House.

We do this in honour of Our Visionary, Our Icon , Our Unifier, Our Father, Our teacher, Our commander and Our President.
May his soul rest in peace.

God Bless you!

Under my hand,

MDCT Acting President
Adv Nelson Chamisa