MDC-T Bulawayo spokesperson, Felix Mafa Sibanda has criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Government for not according his late boss, Morgan Tsvangirai national hero’s status.
He said that thieves and murderers cannot be expected to declare Tsvangirai a hero before adding that Tsvangirai was a national hero to most Zimbabweans.Said Sibanda:
Should we look to and expect thieves and murderers to say: ‘Yes, indeed Morgan Tsvangirai was a hero?’ The same people, whose thievery and murderous associations Tsvangirai fought and opposed. You can’t give Tsvangirai national hero status because he already has it. There is a prestigious heroes acre, built in the hearts of the people. This is where the loved ones like [the late Vice-President] Joshua Nkomo lie and this is where the memory of Tsvangirai will take its place. It is not where your physical remains are interred that makes you a hero.
MDC-T has in the past questioned the criteria used by Zanu-PF to confer the hero’s status.