President Tsvangirai’s statement on the death of Roy and Heather Bennett

The late Roy Bennett with President Tsvangirai

It was with shock that I learnt of the death of the heroes of our democratic struggle, Roy and Heather Bennett, in a helicopter crash yesterday.

I have known the two since we formed the MDC in 1999 and they were resolute and steadfast in the struggle for democracy. “Pachedu”, as we knew Roy, was a committed cadre, farmer and patriot who loved this country.

It was for his patriotism that I appointed him Agriculture Minister at the time of the inclusive government but he was stopped from taking up the post by renegades who chose to see his race at the expense of his credentials as a patriot.

Roy was a former MP and treasurer-general of the MDC who worked hard to instill a democratic dispensation in Zimbabwe. He left his own indelible footprints on the sands of this country’s struggle for democracy.

Roy and his wife suffered a lot during the land reform programme but they remained committed to this country and to the MDC and its values.

The story of the MDC will never be fully told without the immense contribution of this committed Zimbabwean who loved this country.

May the dear souls of these patriots rest in eternal peace.

Morgan Tsvangirai
MDC President

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MDC-T braces for MDC Alliance Rally in Epworth on Sunday

MDC Alliance

As the 2018 watershed election beckons, all party structures in Harare are bracing for the MDC Alliance rally scheduled for Epworth Local Board open space in Domboramwari, Epworth on Sunday.

The MDC’s 4th Congress took a strategic decision and resolved to enter into an alliance with seven political parties, which have all endorsed president Morgan Tsvangirai as the MDC Alliance presidential candidate.

The Alliance goes beyond political parties and also includes vendors, the church, ordinary villagers and Zimbabweans occupying various social stations across the country’s economic spectrum.

The Alliance rally, the first this year and aimed to kick-start the 2018 MDC Alliance campaign, comes at a time when the current Mnangagwa administration has dismally failed to address the concerns and plight of the ordinary people. Zimbabweans are placing their hope in the MDC Alliance presidential candidate, President Morgan Tsvangirai, who has an impeccable record of delivery during his stint in government as Prime Minister of the country.

Sunday’s rally in Epworth will be addressed by the various leaders of the parties to the MDC Alliance. The MDC Alliance leaders will speak to the current crisis engulfing the country as well as urge citizens to register to vote during the one month extended mop-up voter registration exercise.

All are invited to attend Sunday’s rally in Epworth. Be part of the huge alliance for change.

#TogetherStronger
#Chakachaya2018

Luke Tamborinyoka
Presidential spokesperson and Director of Communications

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