Harare — Zimbabwe is ready to help foot the bill for the funeral arrangements of Morgan Tsvangirai, in a tribute to the opposition leader, who died after a long battle with cancer, a government spokesperson said on Thursday. Tsvangirai’s death on Wednesday in a South African hospital cast his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into unknown territory less than three months after the army ousted Zimbabwe’s veteran ruler Robert Mugabe. Arguably Zimbabwe’s most popular politician, Tsvangirai’s career was ultimately defined by his tussles — bother literal and figurative — with 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned after a de facto coup in December. "The Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria has been instructed to help in any way appropriate in the circumstances, including assuming the costs that are attendant to the proper handling of the body of the late [Tsvangirai]," said George Charamba, who is also the presidential spokesperson. Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has made no ...

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