President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been commended for availing financial and logistical support for the memorial service of the former Prime Minister and MDC founder, the late Mr Morgan Tsvangirai who died in February 2014.

In his address at the memorial service for the latter held at Makanda Primary School in Humanikwa village, Buhera, MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa paid tribute to President Mnangagwa and the government for the assistance saying it is consistent with President Mnangagwa’s commitment to unity and peace.

Government availed two graders to clear the road leading to the venue and also provided food for the delegates who attended the memorial service.

Government also gave the Tsvangirai mansion in Highlands to his widow, Elizabeth two years after the death of the MDC founder Mr Tsvangirai.

Meanwhile, poor attendance from party supporters and the diplomatic community marked the memorial service for the late MDC founder.

For a man, the rank and file of the MDC Alliance claims to revere for his contribution to the party and its mother, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions’ attendance to the memorial service of Dr Tsvangirai must have left many wondering how quickly he has become a distant memory.

An impatient crowd that attended the event could not wait for the MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa to complete his speech before starting to disperse.

Mr Chamisa had to plead with them to wait until the guest of honour, Zambian trade unionist Faxon Shamenda delivered his speech.

In his address, Mr Shamenda made a plea to government and the MDC Alliance to continue taking care of the family.

Only two ambassadors from European Union and Angola attended the event.

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