By Idah Mhetu
A planned send-off procession for the late opposition MDC MP for Glen View South Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java to allow her constituents to bid farewell to her turned into a celebration of the late lawmaker’s life.
It was also a stark reminder of the impact her father, late party leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai had on Zimbabwean politics.
NewZimbabwe.com captured the tears, joys, singing, dancing as well as emotional prayer moments:
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa deep in prayer at the rally in Glen View constituency on Wednesday
This colourful MDC activist turned entertainer on the sidelines of official proceedings
No its not Nelson Chamisa…an activist seems to have picked up this stunt from his party’s leader
Nelson Chamisa resplendent in a grey suit vows the crowds in Glen View turning a sombre atmosphere into one of celebration
The late former MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s widow Elizabeth Macheka arriving at the venue of the rally
Mufakose MP and MDC women’s assembly chairperson Paurina Mpariwa could not hold back her tears
If you die I will be buried instead Mr Advocate president… Murisi Zwizwai seems to be saying
Senior opposition party officials take to the dance floor to celebrate Tsvangirai-Java’s life