The evident love and grief of millions of Zimbabweans across political divide for their former Prime Minister, after his passing on 14 February 2018, has affirmed his standing as a towering figure in Zimbabwe’s history. Tsvangirai, a former trade unionist and leader of democratic movements, led courageously in the darkest days for those movements and lived to see the end of President Mugabe’s rule. After the military ousted Mugabe, Tsvangirai was treated with respect by the new Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and the state supported his funeral.
This seminar reflected on Zimbabwe’s former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, his passing, legacy and developments since his death.
Mr Thulasizwe Simelane, Senior Political Journalist, eNCA
Prof Brian Raftopoulos,
Director of Research and Advocacy: Solidarity Peace Trust, SALO Board member
Dr Nkululeko Sibanda,
Presidential Spokesperson, MDC Alliance
Hon Priscila Misihairabwi Mushonga,
Member of Parliament, MDC
Zimbabweån activist and constitutional law expert
Ms Venitia Govender,
South African Solidarity Activist and SALO Founder Member