Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services and Presidential spokesperson George Charamba has said that Morgan Tsvangirai death was a loss to the nations, as he had helped democratise the liberation project. Speaking at Tsvangirai’ burial in Buhera, Charamba said:
Mr Tsvangirai’s death is a great loss to Zimbabwe, not only in the sense of his political role but also at a human level.
I think one major lesson we are drawing from this is how in fact artificial politics is, and that beneath the superficies of politics, there is that underlying bond which connects us — one unto the rest— as Zimbabweans; and that is primary in terms of establishing and underpinning stability in a country.
There are those who fight for Independence and bring the nation to a certain stage.
Then there are others who bring a certain input by way of democratising that liberation project and you should not see that as alien; it is, in fact, part of the repertoire of values that enables people to move forward.