Tsvangirai dismisses death rumours – DailyNews Live

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\n HARARE – Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has dismissed reports made on social media last weekend that he was dead or near death.

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\n His spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, accused enemies of the former prime minister of spreading the malicious and damaging claims.

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\n “Zimbabweans should rest assured that their leader is alive, well and in good health,” he said in a statement.

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\n “There is a morbid and malicious rumour circulating about …Tsvangirai,” Tamborinyoka added.

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\n Last weekend, social media was ablaze with rumours that the 64-year-old long-time President Robert Mugabe rival has been in deteriorating health.

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\n Mid-last year, Tsvangirai was diagnosed with colon cancer.

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\n However, he recently announced that he was recovering well.

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\n Tsvangirai, who was prime minister in an uneasy coalition government with 92-year-old Mugabe from 2009 until 2013, is undergoing treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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\n Tamborinyoka said: “Today (yesterday), Sunday 22, January 2017, he will address a provincial council in Gwanda. Tomorrow (today), he will be in Binga, Matabeleland North, conversing with ordinary Zimbabweans about the future of our country,” he said.

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\n Tsvangirai lost the 2013 presidential election to Mugabe and has led the MDC since 1999 but the party has been wrecked by splits over how to confront Mugabe’s Zanu PF.

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