Media Statement

15 February 2018

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Zimbabwe following the passing on of Mr Tsvangirai

The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has learnt with sadness of the passing (on 14 February 2018) of Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T).

On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, President Ramaphosa has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr Tsvangirai, the Government and people of Zimbabwe on this sad loss. He assured the Tsvangirai family and the people of Zimbabwe of the solidarity and compassion of the people of South Africa.

President Ramaphosa further said that Mr Tsvangirai will be remembered for his profound role in the Zimbabwean politics and his prominence which saw him serve as Prime Minister from 2009 to 2013 in the Government of National Unity, during which period the current constitution of Zimbabwe was developed.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 0828845974


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