Despite having dedicated his life to fighting Zanu PF, the family of the late MDC founding president Morgan Tsvangirai said they have invited both President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling party to the former Prime Minister’s memorial.

Family spokesperson, Manase Tsvangirai said preparations were at an advanced stage and invitations had been sent to many individuals and institutions.

“This memorial is open to everyone be it political parties, churches, individuals or other organisations, everybody is being invited. The reason is that Morgan made friends with everyone during the Government of National Unity, so we cannot be found singling out some people that they must not attend. Even Zanu PF is invited. We have send invitations through the right protocol channels.”

Manase added: “We also invited President Emmerson Mnangagwa, we sent through the invitation and an accompanying letter. Morgan was a former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and not of a party and because of that there is no way we can have selected people to attend.

Before Tsvangirai’s death, Mnangagwa and other senior government officials paid a courtesy call on Tsvangirai at his house in Harare.

He was also given a State assisted funeral.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said the party has no problem with Zanu PF or any other person attending the memorial of their founding leader…Newsday