Morgan Tsvangirai lying in state

Johannesburg, 18 February 2018 - The body of the MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be viewed today. The opposition leader's body arrived in Harare from South Africa over the weekend. He died of cancer at a Johannesburg hospital last week. Video: eNCA
Mourners gather around the coffin of Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement For Democratic Change (MDC). Photo: Reuters / Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE - Mourners will be able to view Morgan Tsvangirai's body in Harare on Monday.

A memorial service was held on Sunday.

Tsvangirai succumbed to cancer last week.

The 65-year-old former Prime Minister and longtime rival of former President Robert Mugabe was receiving treatment in a South African hospital.

READ: Memorial service held for Tsvangirai

He will receive a state funeral, but will not be buried at the country's National Heroes Acre.

The funeral is set to take place on Tuesday.

Political tensions within the MDC have created uncertainty about proceedings.


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