Morgan Tsvangirai: A great beacon of light that has gone – Chakwera

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Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has died after a battle with cancer, has been described by Malawi’s leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera as a great beacon of light that has gone.

In a message on Facebook, Chakwera who is Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president said Tsvangirai made contributions to Africa’s second struggle for independence from corrupt governments that hijacked most of its nations following independence from foreign powers.

Lazarus Chakwera.

Chakwera: Tsvangirai was a great beacon of light.

Chakwera further said in Africa it’s always not an easy task to stand in opposition to the government but Tsvangirai was different as he was standing strong.

“For a whole generation of Africans, it shall forever be impossible to whisper the word “opposition” in the Zimbabwean context without in the same breath invoking Tsvangirai as the name that became synonymous with it.

“It was a cause for which he not only fought, but for which he suffered greatly, enduring beatings, imprisonment, multiple assassination attempts, and multiple trumped up allegations of treason. But in the wake of every adversity designed to deter him, Tsvangirai was a man who would get up and stand up for your rights,” said Chakwera.

According to the Malawi leader of opposition, it would be fitting for Tsvangirai if his name comes to mean any person who suffers greatly in their courageous quest for justice and opposition to corruption and oppression.

He also noted that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader inspired a new generation of freedom fighters in Africa and that Zimbabwe’s future is still bright because Tsvangirai shined his light on it.

The 65 year old MDC party leader died on Wednesday in South Africa after a long battle with colon cancer.

Tsvangirai suffered serious physical abuse at the hands of security forces, including serious head injuries in police custody in 2007 during the reign of Robert Mugabe, but still formed an uneasy working relationship with Mugabe in 2009.

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  1. You will hear some people saying “chakwera should also die”…because zimbabwian opposition leader has died ………

    • @madalitso vuto si inuyo vuto ndi makolo anu anakupatsani dzina lolakwika,kuyambira lero ndinu a matembelero

    • Iwetu uli bwino matembelwelo pakuti uzalidumpha lamanda dzenje. Palibenso chifukwa chokupatsila kukhala madalitso iwe vutodi siiweyo koma uchitsiru umene ukudwalawo unaganiza bwanji kulankhula mopusa choncho ? Ndiwe chinzake cha munthu ndipo umuuze amene akukunamizayo kuti wakulakwitsa

    • Madalitso, your head does not only accomodates your stupid mounth so that you can expose your stupidity, it also accomodates your brain utilize it!!

    • Kkkkkkkk komadi kuganiza kumakhala kosiyana kodi nkhani ili yapa ndiyokhala President kapena pali nkhani yokuti wina wamwalira? Ndiye ena amvekele chakwela sazakhala President wadziko lino kkkkk Ayi inuyo koma ndiye mungakhale zandale tawasiilani amene amapanga zandalewo, tiyeni tingopepesa kwa Amene ataya okondedwa awowo Basi.

  2. There Is Something They Share Common… It Is My Wish Also Him Being An Opposition Leader,end Up His Life As An Opposition Leader Not As A President Of The Ruling Government…. Please Follow Tsvangiria’s Steps..

    • Iam sure these are just your immagination because you do not wish him well, but when God says YES! who are we to say no. GOD bless Malawi.

    • Do U Think Even God Can Say Yes To Somebody Who Has Escaped To Preach His Massage? Hahahaha Thus Blasphmy!

    • Kakakakkaa Simbi Bwanji?! Aaaaaa Nanga Kumakhala Ndichikhulupiriro Mwa Mulungu Yemwe Anamukanira Atamutuma?!

    • Yesterday is not today & today is not tomorror.Yours is not mine & mine is not yours.GOD LOVES EVERYBODY! including your enemies

    • Iweyotu kalewa ukuwoneka kuti umakwiya ndimuthu woti adagwirapo ntchito ya chauta koma kwayine ndatopa ndimuthu wasatana yemwe akulamulira mchufukwa akuba kumpha kuwotcha ma office boma cholinga kusokoneza mmulandu.

    • yandizowona popeza DPP ndilomwe ndipo sidampheko mngakhale mmodzi mlomwe chasowa njaunja athu 20 tsiku limodzi athuwose amene ndanenawa adakakhala kuti pali mlomwe adamphepo mudakadziwa kuti nayoso ikumphaso.

    • @ Phiri Muli Ndi Umboni Pazomwe Mwanenazo… Tibwere Muzalongotsole Kubwalo Lamulandu?! Mukuti Anapha,komanso Waba… Zonse Zikufunika Zikhale Ndi Umboni., Ndiye Mukonzeke Kuzapereka Umboni..

    • @ Phiri Muli Ndi Umboni Pazomwe Mwanenazo… Tibwere Muzalongotsole Kubwalo Lamulandu?! Mukuti Anapha,komanso Waba… Zonse Zikufunika Zikhale Ndi Umboni., Ndiye Mukonzeke Kuzapereka Umboni..

    • Is Chaponda President?! Zomwe Tikukambazo Zosakaniza Nkhanizo!! Ndiye Chaponda Nkhani Yake Ili Kuti?! Iweyo Umafuna Apange Chani?! Ukati Anaotcha Offeci Bring The Evedence Of What U Saw… Unamuona Akutcha?!! Munthu Sagamulidwa Asanafufuzidwe!!

  3. Morgan is one of the opposition leaders in Africa who surfered alot in the hands of Mugabe’s government. RIP.