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2018 Elections: Tsvangirai takes some break to heal

By Daniel Chigundu
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently receiving medical attention for cancer in South Africa, has reportedly completed his medical schedule but will take some time to recuperate.
Tsvangirai who is seen as the only political candidate that has capabilities to oust President Robert Mugabe in 2018 elections is currently having sleepless nights owing to factional squabbles in his party with regards to the MDC Alliance deal he signed with other parties in August.
Already, party vice-president Thokozani Khupe has made it abundantly clear that she will not take part in a meeting organised under the banner of the MDC Alliance.
Khupe, who is regarded as the queen of the south in MDC-T, has already boycotted a rally that was held in Bulawayo and has vowed to continue.
The Deputy Prime Minister has been at Tsvangirai’s side since 2005 when the party experienced its first split over participating in the Senate elections.
In a statement, Luke Tamborinyoka who doubles as Tsvangirai’s spokesperson and the party’s director of communication said the former trade unionist will take several days break.
“President Morgan Tsvangirai, who is in a very stable condition, has completed his medical procedure in South Africa but is now taking several days of rest from the hectic schedule of work that awaits him in Harare.
“The people’s leader is now fully recuperated but will not be at work for some days to come as he fully recharges his batteries ahead of the mammoth responsibility of providing leadership in galvanizing the nation for the watershed polls next year.
“In the meantime, the three Vice Presidents will continue to execute their assigned tasks to ensure consistent and uninterrupted leadership to the various party programs currently taking place.
“The leaders at various levels of the party are currently urging Zimbabweans to register to vote at the 63 centres in the country. The party is also preparing for its 18th birthday celebrations to be held at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe next month,” said Tamborinyoka.

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