Bridget’s death forces Tsvangirai to defer conference on economy

MDC-T President, Morgan Tsvangirai, has postponed his shadow State of the Nation address previously set for Harare today, “since it would be inappropriate to do so when the first family is in bereavement”’.

Tsvangirai, who has moved the event to Thursday, had not anticipated the passing on of President Robert Mugabe’s sister, Bridget, when he set the event for today.

He has since sent his condolences to the Mugabe family. The late Bridget will be laid to rest today at her family rural home, Zvimba.

“Under the circumstances, it would be inappropriate to proceed with the event,” reads part of a statement released by Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka.

The state of the nation address is meant to unpack the problems facing the country and suggest possible solutions regarding the way forward.

The event will be a public forum comprising members of the press, diplomats, civil society, industry representatives, student and the labour movements.

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