Elizabeth Tsvangirai visits Gogo Tsvangirai

Elizabeth, widow of opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)’s founding father, Morgan Tsvangirai says she suffered a huge breakdown in the days following her husband’s death as she immediately fell out with many members of his immediate family.


Elizabeth said she greatly missed her late husband Tsvangirai, who at one time became Prime Minister during the Government of National Unity in 2009.


Tsvangirai died at the age of 65 in a South African hospital in 2018 following a long battle against cancer of the colon.


Addressing the media on Sunday, Elizabeth regretted the psychological trauma she went through while her husband was hospitalised in South Africa, including after he died due to the misunderstandings between herself and her husband’s surviving relatives.


Elizabeth cordially retrospected on how her husband’s grieving mother, Gogo Lydia Chibwe, had tried to bar her from attending Tsvangirai’s burial, threatening even to take her own life if Elizabeth dared to.


Elizabeth was, however, quick to say her relationship with the family of the late leader had since been mended.


“Words cannot express the pain and sorrow that I went through, but all is well now with her, others and my soul because God is good,” said the widow.


“I do not hold any grudges because as a Christian I am taught to forgive. I have forgiven everyone who attacked me,” Elizabeth said.


“Equally, and in the same vein, I pray that if at all I transgressed against anyone, that they have also forgiven me.With regards to my relationship with my husband’s family, people must know that I now relate very well with everyone who is able to accommodate me,” Elizabeth said.