Govt. to fulfill pledges made to Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe President

ANI | Updated: Feb 19, 2018 07:31 IST

Harare [Zimbabwe] Feb. 19 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday said that his government will fulfill all its promises made to the late former prime minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

According to the local media reports, addressing mourners at Tsvangirai's home in Harare Mnangagwa said he would see to it that pledges he made to the late premier are fulfilled.

"I visited Tsvangirai last month and made some promises to him. I will not renege on those promises. My government will also settle his hospital bill as promised," Mnangagwa said.

"When funeral processes are done, I will let the family know what I had promised him. I will fulfill all the pledges I made to him," he added.

Zimbabwe government also paid for Tsvangirai's hospital and medication bills up to the time of his death.

Tsvangirai passed away on Wednesday. He had been suffering from colon cancer for at least two years, and his condition deteriorated rapidly in the last few days.

Tsvangirai, aged 65, died in a clinic in Johannesburg.

The course of Tsvangirai's life was determined by his long political battle against Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla leader who had run Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980 until November 2017. (ANI)