HARARE, (Xinhua) --
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on
Sunday that the government will fulfill its financial and
material promisess made to the late former prime minister and
opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan
at Tsvangirai’s home in Harare where he had gone to pay his
condolences, Mnangagwa said he would see to it that pledges he
made to the late premier are fulfilled, the state-run New Ziana
Tsvangirai last month and made some promises to him. I will not
renege on those promises. My government will also settle his
hospital bill as promised.
processes are done, I will let the family know what I had
promised him. I will fulfill all the pledges I made to him,”
The government was
also paying for Tsvangirai’s hospital and medication bills up to
the time of his death.
Mnangagwa visited Tsvangirai at his residence to check on him
since he had been unwell for some time.
Tsvangirai’s body would be flown to his rural home in Buhera for
burial on Tuesday.
“We are all
Zimbabweans. We might disagree on how to get where we need to
be, but no political party wants the worst for the country,”
Tsvangirai died in
South Africa on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He
was 65. The Zimbabwe government has accorded him a
A former trade
unionist, Tsvangirai had been the face of Zimbabwean opposition
politics since 2009. He became prime minister in an inclusive
government led by former President Robert Mugabe in 2009
following disputed elections the year before.