Harare — The remains of Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), are expected in Harare on Saturday evening ahead of his burial in his home village. Tsvangirai succumbed to colon cancer on Wednesday while at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg. Zimbabwe’s state broadcaster reported that Tsvangirai’s remains would arrive at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport at 7pm on an Air Zimbabwe flight. Tsvangirai, a former prime minister in a short-lived unity government with former president Robert Mugabe, is set to receive a state-assisted funeral. He is expected to be buried on Monday in Buhera, next to his first wife, Susan, who died in a car accident in March 2009.

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