Tsvangirai family at a prayer service
The body of the late MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai is expected in the country today or tomorrow from South Africa.

“A team from Doves Funeral Parlour came requesting his (Mr Tsvangirai) clothes to dress his body before repatriation. We are waiting to hear what the Government will say, but it has always been his wish to be buried at our rural home in Buhera next to our mother (Mr Tsvangirai’s late wife Susan),” a family member told The Herald yesterday.

The government has said Tsvangirai will be given a State assisted funeral. Meanwhile both Mudzuri and Chamisa visited Tsvangirai’s Highlands residence at different intervals yesterday to pay their condolences.

Chamisa has been appointed acting MDC leader for the next 12 months. Mudzuri called for a separate Press conference at Tsvangirai’s residence in Highlands, which failed to materialise, but no specific reason was given for the abortive media briefing.

After their Harvest House meeting, Chamisa’s camp banned other leaders from issuing statements forthwith.