Morgan Tsvangirai’s death rumour a hoax


There is a fake rumour circulating on social media claiming that the leader of the MDC-T Morgan Tsvangirai who was ‘airlifted’ to South Africa ill is dead but officials from the party in Harare have vehemently dismissed the claim as unfounded.

One story on the social media reads that “Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies today following his critical condition in the South African hospital, a senior party official told local media.’

Morgan Tsvangirai

The story claims that the information was released by a party member.

“Sadly I can confirm our leader is gone, his memories still live with us” a senior official from Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) told the local media, speaking on condition of anonymity.”